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The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

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...

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.

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Hardcover - 444 pages - in English - $18.99
ISBN: 0062498533 (ISBN13: 9780062498533)
Published Feb 28, 2017 by Balzer + Bray
First published 2017

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I teach in a school outside of the city of Oakland, CA. Most of my students are from Oakland or have lived in Oakland at one time or another. I would love to...

I teach in a school outside of the city of Oakland, CA. Most of my students are from Oakland or have lived in Oakland at one time or another. I would love to read this novel and then have the opportunity to have a written response given by the students.

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I teach 9th grade English

I teach 9th grade English

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