The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

Reading Age: 12+

Interest level: 12+

by Angie Thomas

One night, Starr and her childhood friend Khalil get pulled over by police. They end up shooting and killing Khalil after apparently mistaking the boy's hairbrush for a gun. Starr is the only witness and has to decide whether to use her voice to try and fight for justice. What follows is a brilliant and fantastically told exploration of race in America - and of growing up, too.

 

The Hate U Give is rightly named by many critics as one of the most important books of 2017. It's a profound, deeply compelling modern-day classic that won't be forgotten.

 

Be aware that there is strong language, though it is completely within context and appropriate for the nature of the book.

 

Publisher: Walker

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