The Hate U Give (Compact Disc)

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By Angie Thomas, Bahni Turpin (Read by)
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This book impacted me as much as Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

— Pamela

This powerful book about the aftermath of a white cop killing an unarmed black teenage boy helps show the ingrained racism and inhumanity we can have (like does it matter if the boy killed was a drug dealer or gang member? Does that make his life any less worthy?) and highlights the reverberations through a community that just can't take any more. Trauma, families, friendships, interracial relationships, stereotypes, teenage fun - this book tackles it all with a teenage voice full of warmth, fear, love, and quiet courage. 

— Sarah

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8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller

Absolutely riveting --Jason Reynolds

Stunning. --John Green

This story is necessary. This story is important. --Kirkus (starred review)

Heartbreakingly topical. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A marvel of verisimilitude. --Booklist (starred review)

A powerful, in-your-face novel. --Horn Book (starred review)

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does--or does not--say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781470827137
ISBN-10: 1470827131
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Language: English