This collector’s edition of the acclaimed, award-winning novel contains a letter from the author, the meanings behind the names in the book, a map of Garden Heights, fan art, the full, original story that inspired the book, and an excerpt from On the Come Up.
8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!
"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds
"Stunning." —John Green
"This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review)
"Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review)
"A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review)
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.
And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Angie Thomas made her debut with the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning novel The Hate U Give. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. You can find her at www.angiethomas.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book and movie puts into young African American minds that racism and slavery and racial discrimination is still around even if it's not put in plain sight and in regular words for you to read. It teaches kids that you do have a voice and that you should protest and say how you feel. It teaches African American males(young and old) that when you are born you have a target over your head and that people will try to hit that target and knock you down. It teaches all African Americans that you have a voice no matter what your name is and that you should use it. So therefore, anyone who isn't African American doesn't understand the meaning behind the book and movie and would give it a bad rating.
This book is mind blowing. If you go in thinking you understand what racism feels like, if you think you understand police brutality, and if you think you understand why the “black lives matter” movement started, I can assure you, you never understood any of it to this extent. This book left me breathless. It’s not just another book on racism. This is a powerfully spoken book that will move your spirit.
The hate I see, is in this book. All it does is teach division, and misinform young minds.