The Hate U Give
Starr Carter’s world is shattered when she 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, the multi-award-winning The Hate U Give is a powerful and gripping novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
This is the kind of book that unflinchingly opens a door, in our minds, to the current state of affairs, which at once scare and infuriate us. We know that these types of things are happening right now. We know this and still, we try to keep the door shut. It is uncomfortable to think about the prevailing racism, injustice, and prejudice that still permeates our modern societies. Aren’t we all past that, one might ask? No, we are not. And this is exactly why we need authors like Angie Thomas and books like “The Hate U Give“. We need them to push these doors wider open and to bring hate to the bright daylight. We need them to blow more air into our lungs so we can stand up and shout for change. This is the kind of book that can move masses. The Hate U Give is eye-opening, heartbreaking, and timely. It is both devastating and phenomenal.
Despite being written for younger audiences, adult patrons and staff found this story to be a favorite of 2017. Complicated topics concerning politics, policing, race, and justice are woven into a very compelling story. One reader wrote, “Troubling, funny, complex, engaging, important and totally necessary.”