The Hate U Give
After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
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|Library of Congress
||Witnesses, Race relations, African Americans, Police shootings, Police-community relations
||Young Adult Fiction
Description of this Book
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, A.C. Thomas s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Winner of William C. Morris YA Debut Award 2018
Commended for Coretta Scott King Award (Author) 2018
Commended for Michael L. Printz Award (Children-Y/A Fiction) 2018
||This is tragically timely, hard-hitting, and an ultimate prayer for change. Don t look away from this searing battle for justice. Rally with Starr. --Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not
Angie Thomas made her debut with the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning novel The Hate U Give. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. You can find her at www.angiethomas.com.