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The Hate U Give
Contributor(s): Thomas, Angie (Author), Stenberg, Amandla (Foreword by)

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ISBN: 0062498533     ISBN-13: 9780062498533
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2017
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | People & Places - United States - African American
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Violence
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2016950333
Age Level: 14-17
Grade Level: 9-12
Lexile Measure: 590 HL (High-Low)
Physical Information: 1.6" H x 5.9" W x 8.3" (1.20 lbs) 464 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Friendship
- Topical - Death/Dying
- Topical - Teen
- Catalog Heading - Hi Interest/Low Vocabulary
- Curriculum Strand - Hi Interest/Low Vocabulary
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, Honor Book, Author, 2018
Michael L. Printz Award, Honor Book, Children-Y/A Fiction, 2018
William C. Morris YA Debut Award, Winner, Young Adult Literature, 2018
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 11/28/2016
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2016 pg. 171
Booklist 12/15/2016 pg. 48
School Library Journal 01/01/2017 pg. 105
Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2017 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
BookPage 03/01/2017
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2017 - Book Of Special Distinction
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2017 pg. 97
Shelf Awareness 02/28/2017
Shelf Awareness 12/19/2017
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 187740
Reading Level: 3.9   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 13.0
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Publisher Description:

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.

Want more of Garden Heights? Catch Maverick and Seven's story in Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas's powerful prequel to The Hate U Give.

Contributor Bio(s): Thomas, Angie: -

Angie Thomas is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Hate U Give and On the Come Up. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Mississippi. You can find her online at www.angiethomas.com.

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