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The Hate U Give A National Book Award Longlist title with eight starred reviewsNew York Times BestsellerAbsolutely riveting Jason Reynolds Stunning John Green This story is necessary This story is important Kirkus Reviews starred reviewHeartbreakingly topical Publishers Weekly starred reviewA marvel of verisimilitude Booklist starred reviewA powerful, in your face novel The 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 unarmedSoon 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 Khalils 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 doesor does notsay could upend her community It could also endanger her life

About the Author: Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi as indicated by her accent She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was an article about her in Right On Magazine with a picture included She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop She can also still rap if needed She is an inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books Her debut novel, The Hate U Give, was acquired by Balzer Bray HarperCollins in a 13 house auction Film rights have been optioned by Fox 2000 with George Tillman attached to direct and Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg set to star.

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