The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas - Thorndike - 978-1432841690
Thorndike Press

The Hate U Give

  • Angie Thomas
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432841696
  • ISBN-13: 9781432841690
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs ( .68 kgs)
  • 532 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released July 2017
  • Bestsellers

About

Overview

UPDATE: The Hate U Give

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best
A William C. Morris Award Winner
A National Book Award Longlist
A Printz Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
Now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, and Common

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.

Age Range: 14-17 | Grade Level: 9-12 | Lexile Measure: HL590L

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Though Thomas’s story is heartbreakingly topical, its greatest strength is in its authentic depiction of a teenage girl, her loving family, and her attempts to reconcile what she knows to be true about their lives with the way those lives are depicted and completely undervalued by society at large.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“With smooth but powerful prose delivered in Starr’s natural, emphatic voice, finely nuanced characters, and intricate and realistic relationship dynamics, this novel will have readers rooting for Starr and opening their hearts to her friends and family. This story is necessary. This story is important.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Pair this powerful debut with Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s ALL AMERICAN BOYS to start a conversation on racism, police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement.”

— School Library Journal (starred)

“Thomas has penned a powerful, in-your-face novel that will similarly galvanize fans of Kekla Magoon’s HOW IT WENT DOWN and Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s ALL AMERICAN BOYS.”

— The Horn Book (starred)