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The Hate U Give

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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ISBN 9780606414937
Barcode 9780606414937
Published 28 February 2017 by Turtleback Books
Format Library Binding, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
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Author(s) By Thomas, Angie
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ISBN-13 9780606414937
ISBN-10 0606414932
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Turtleback Books
Imprint Turtleback Books
Publication Date 28 February 2017
Publication Country
Format Library Binding, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
Edition Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
Author(s) By Thomas, Angie
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness: Safety Matters
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 142mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 38mm
Weight 499g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Witnesses, Race relations, African Americans, Police shootings, Police-community relations
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 975452

Description of this Book

8 starred reviews William C. Morris Award Winner National Book Award Longlist Printz Honor Book Coretta Scott King Honor Book #1 New York Times Bestseller! Absolutely riveting! --Jason Reynolds Stunning. --John Green This story is necessary. This story is important. --Kirkus (starred review) Heartbreakingly topical. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) A marvel of verisimilitude. --Booklist (starred review) A powerful, in-your-face novel. --Horn Book (starred review) 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. And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time. --John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars As we continue to fight the battle against police brutality and systemic racism in America, THE HATE U GIVE serves as a much needed literary ramrod. Absolutely riveting! --Jason Reynolds, bestselling coauthor of ALL AMERICAN BOYS Fearlessly honest and heartbreakingly human. Everyone should read this book. --Becky Albertalli, William C. Morris Award-winning author of SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA 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 In her debut novel, Angie Thomas creates what might be one of the decade's most vivid voices in YA fiction. Though the appalling scenario depicted here is sadly familiar, Thomas's clear and honest writing moves beyond sound bites to represent the real people and communities behind the headlines. --Shelf Awareness (starred review) The story of Starr Carter, a 16-year-old who sees her childhood best friend fatally shot by a police officer, is compelling, thought-provoking, and conversation-enabling. One readers are sure to be talking about for a long time. --Brightly Thomas has penned a powerful, in-your-face novel that will similarly galvanize fans of Kekla Magoon's How It Went Down and Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely's All American Boys. --Horn Book (starred review) Pair this powerful debut with Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely's ALL AMERICAN BOYS to start a conversation on racism, police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement. --School Library Journal (starred review) Though Thomas's story is heartbreakingly topical, its greatest strength is in its authentic depiction of a teenage girl, her loving family, and her attempts to reconcile what she knows to be true about their lives with the way those lives are depicted--and completely undervalued--by society at large. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Ultimately the book emphasizes the need to speak up about injustice. That's a message that will resonate with all young people concerned with fairness, and Starr's experience will speak to readers who know Starr's life like their own and provide perspective for others. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review) The Hate U Give is an important and timely novel that reflects the world today's teens inhabit. Starr's struggles create a complex character, and Thomas boldly tackles topics like racism, gangs, police violence, and interracial dating. This topical, necessary story is highly recommended for all libraries. --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review) Beautifully written in Starr's authentic first-person voice, this is a marvel of verisimilitude as it insightfully examines two worlds in collision. An inarguably important book that demands the widest possible readership. --Booklist (starred review) With smooth but powerful prose delivered in Starr's natural, emphatic voice, finely nuanced characters, and intricate and realistic relationship dynamics, this novel will have readers rooting for Starr and opening their hearts to her friends and family. This story is necessary. This story is important. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author's Bio

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.

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