A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018
Winner of the Children's Book of the Year 2018 at the British Book Awards
Now a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg
A Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year
"Stunning."-John Green "A masterpiece."-The Huffington Post "An essential read for everyone."-Teen Vogue "Outstanding." -The Guardian
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she recently won a Walter Dean Myers Grant, awarded by the We Need Diverse Books campaign. The Hate U Give is her first novel. Her second novel, On the Come Up, is about sixteen-year-old rapper Bri. You can find Angie on [email protected] or visit her website, acthomaswrites.com.
"Topical, painful and important." The Sunday Times It's hard to see how this won't be the young adult novel of the year, if not the decade. Angie Thomas, a former rapper and a debut novelist from Jackson, Mississippi, has written a startling, important book about what it is to be black in America that manages to speak to everyone. It is also a rollicking thriller and a deeply enjoyable read. No wonder it has been at the top of the New York Times's young adult bestseller list for weeks. [...] It's suitable for mature 14-year-olds and should fly on to curriculums everywhere, for Thomas has written a classic in the making that demands to be discussed. The Times "[...] a powerful look at racism in 21st-century America." The Observer "The Hate U Give says more about the contemporary black experience in America than any book I have read for years." Alex Wheatle, The Guardian Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time. John Green
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