The Hate You Give


The Hate U Give by [Angie Thomas]

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With Black Lives Matter in the news so much, I decided to read this book. It was written in 2017 about a Black girl who witnesses the police shooting of her good friend. It delves into how the Black community, and the white community react, about the protests, the rioting, and how she feels about it all. It reads as if it were written today, after all the protests over the death of George Floyd, but it was written three years before his death. Which indicates to me that Floyd’s death is nothing new, that this has been going on a long time, that the problems of the Black community have been easy to ignore–until now.

This book gives real insight into the mind of a Black teenage girl and the world she lives in. I highly recommend this book!

About the author:

About 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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