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.
Why I’m Excited:
I have heard so many great things about this book, plus I love reading Angie Thomas’s tweets. As if that weren’t enough, the book is blurbed by one of my favorite writers, Jason Reynolds! I’m excited to get this one into my classroom, as well as read it!
The Hate You Give comes out 28 February 2017.