The Hate U Give

  • Type: Books
  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Monica T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780062498533
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An emotional, heartbreaking yet hopeful and courageous look at what it’s like to be Black in America

The Hate U Give is an absolute must read for everyone. Thomas has given us a novel that is so important. Not only is it a riveting wakeup call for Americans across the country, it is a story that young boys and girls of color have been waiting for; a story that is all too often their own real life experience. This book follows the life of Starr, a young girl living in an impoverished neighborhood where the daunting persistence of crime and law enforcement threaten to inflict tragedy with each new day. Thomas’ writing makes us feel fear, anxiety, anguish, rage, and devastation as she walks us through the realities of police brutality, desperation and the excruciating pain of loss and injustice. But while this novel takes you on a journey of emotional lows, it also fills you with love, compassion, and the unrelenting hope and resilience of the Black community. This book empowers us to keep fighting even when all seems lost.