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June 05, 2017

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

By: Angie Thomas

16-year old Starr Carter lives a complex life. At her suburban prep school, she is athletic, smart and popular. At home, her family struggles with relationships to gangs and drug dealers. She keeps her two lives separate until she is forced to make an important decision to stand up for herself and her community after witnessing police violence against her friend.

This important young adult novel investigates the complexities of social movements in the face of institutional adversity. Guaranteed to be a conversation starter about race and privilege, The Hate U Give is definitely recommended for a teen or adult book club.

Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Review By: Emily Burton