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. '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.
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