The Hate U Give

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Walker Books, 2017 - African American teenagers - 448 pages
A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. 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. Movie rights have been sold to Fox, with Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) to star. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Movie rights sold to Fox 2000 after a heated bidding war. George Tillman Jr is to direct (Men of Honor) and Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) to star. To date rights have sold in 12 territories, with multiple-way auctions in the UK and the US.

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Book on CD performed by Bahni Turpin Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter is the narrator of this contemporary novel that deals with some major social issues facing America. Starr and her friend Khalil are ... Read full review

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Excellent debut novel by Angie Thomas, about Starr Carter, a 16-year-old black teenage girl, caught between the two worlds she inhabits - the poor black neighbourhood where she lives and has grown up ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

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. You can find her on Twitter@acthomaswrites or visit her website,

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