|Title||The Hate U Give|
|Author||by Angie Thomas|
|Publication Date||6 April 2017|
|Number of Pages||448|
|Interest Age||14+ years (14-99)|
|NBS Text||Young Adult Fiction|
|ONIX Text||Young adult|
Fiction (Child / Teen)
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Despite the darkness of its subject, this convincing, compelling and empathetic book is sometimes funny, too. Enlightening about the Black Lives Matter movement, and the need to speak out, it is also important.
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, acthomaswrites.com.
A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century."A stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time." John GreenNo. 1 New York Times bestseller.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.