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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Sixteen-year-old Starr is no stranger to the fact that being black means you are treated differently. But when her best friend is shot by a police officer during a routine traffic stop, she gains first-hand knowledge of how dangerous that fact can be.

Starr learns a lot about herself, her family, her friends, and her world through the tragic violence of Garden Heights. Filled with gangs, riots, and death threats, the book takes you on an emotional ride until you realize that two mantras of the book are entirely real:

“The Hate U Give Little Infants F***s Everybody”


“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”

Angie Thomas’s amazing debut novel won the William C. Morris Award, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Coretta Scott King Award. It is also being made into a movie, set to release in October 2018.