The Hate U Give is a critically acclaimed young adult novel by Angie Thomas, published in 2017. The book tells the story of Starr Carter, a 16-year-old African American girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, by a white police officer. The novel explores themes of racism, police brutality, activism, and the power of using one's voice.
After the shooting, Starr's life is turned upside down as she navigates the fallout from the event, which includes dealing with her grief, confronting the systemic racism in her community, and grappling with her dual identity as a resident of a predominantly black, low-income neighborhood and a student at a predominantly white, affluent private school. As protests erupt in response to Khalil's death, Starr must decide whether to speak up and seek justice for her friend, despite the potential consequences for herself and her family.
The Hate U Give has been praised for its powerful storytelling, authentic voice, and timely exploration of important social issues. The novel has been widely read and discussed, and it has been adapted into a successful film.
"What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?"
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