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The Hate U Give

ISBN-10: 0062498533
ISBN-13: 9780062498533
Author: Thomas, Angie
Interest Level: 9-12
Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: February 2017

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 444


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Interest Level

Grades 9-12

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: HL590L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 13.0
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BISAC Subjects

Racism; Fiction

Racism; Fiction

Racism; Fiction

Description
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black 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, Khalil's death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Starr's best friend at school suggests he may have had it coming. When it becomes clear the police have little interest in investigating the incident, protesters take to the streets and Starr's neighborhood becomes a war zone. 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 destroy her community. It could also endanger her life. A. C. Thomas's searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty.
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