Author of one of the first-ever Black Lives Matter novels for YA audiences, Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give has been called “a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time” (The New York Times).
Angie Thomas’ phenomenal new novel evokes, with vivid empathy, a story that shows how black life has been violated, undermined, and under-represented throughout history, framed in the blistering present. The Hate U Give has already been optioned by Fox 2000, and is set to feature activist and beloved Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg as the young heroine of the book—aptly-named Starr.
“The best—and most important—book you’ll read this year.”
— Entertainment Weekly
Called “stunning” by John Green (The Fault in Our Stars), The Hate U Give explores the world of sixteen-year-old Starr Carter: a girl who walks a careful line between her upper-crust prep school and the poverty-stricken neighborhood where she grew up. But when she witnesses a police officer shooting her best friend Khalil—an unarmed youth—Starr is plunged into even more uncertainty. How can she speak her truth, navigate upheaval, and keep herself safe in an increasingly dangerous world? Starr’s choices, for herself and for her community, are hard—but “don’t look away from this searing battle for justice,” writes Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not).
In talks, Thomas gives context and background to the culture, politics, and movement behind the book, tracing the development of her captivating debut. In so doing, she speaks to the heart of race, activism, and social change in America today.