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The Hate U Give

Title

The Hate U Give

Authors

Angie Thomas

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780062498533

Pages

464 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Poverty; Race discrimination; impoverished community; racism; prejudice

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Goodreads Choice Award, 2017, Winner, Young Adult Fiction
Books are My Bag Readers Awards, 2017, Winner, Young Adult
British Books Awards, 2018, Short List, Illustrated Children's Book
Carnegie Medal, 2018, Short List, Children's Book
Children's and Teen Choice Book Award, 2018, Finalist, Teen
Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2018, Honor, Author
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Edgar Allan Poe Awards, 2018, Nominee, Young Adult
German Youth Literature Award, 2018, Nominee, Prize of the Youth Jury
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2017, Winner, Fiction
Indies Choice Book Award, 2018, Finalist, Young Adult Book
Kirkus Prize, 2017, Finalist, Young Reader
Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2018, Finalist, Young Adult Literature
Michael L. Printz Award, 2018, Honor
National Book Award, 2017, Long List, Young People's Literature
Odyssey Award, 2018, Winner, Children (13-18)
Silver Inky, 2018, Long List
Waterstones Children's Book Prize, 2018, Winner, Older Fiction
William C. Morris Award, 2018, Winner, Young Adult

Keywords

witnesses; race relations; police shootings; police-community relations; best friend; prep school; innocence

Diversity Impact

direct

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