The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Hate U Give was optioned for a film and has spent nearly a year on the New York Times bestseller list. The novel follows Starr Carter, a 16-year-old who finds her voice after her unarmed childhood best friend Khalil is fatally shot by the police. Khalil was unarmed. A timely and heart-breaking read.
Soon afterward, Khalil’s 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.
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