One key event that propels the plot is when khalil get shot by the police officer
Pg.23 “You ok, starr--” Pow! One. Khalil body jerks. Blood splatters from his back. He holds on to the door to keep himself up right. Pow! Two. Khalil gasps Pow! Three. Khalil looks at me, stunned He falls to the ground.
When the officer shot khalil 3 time it created a problem that was a irreversible problem and that lead to a big investigation their they were investigating both the officer and khalil the kid that was shot died for no reason. When the kid was shot people started to start protests the police and how they were racist towards black people.Then when the trail happen the grand jury took a long time to decide but they decided that he his not guilty for the murder of khalil.
how that event propels the action
Another key event that propels the plot is when starr meets the leader of the protest at khalil funeral
Pg 135 However i'm available and will to represent Starr on my own
The leader of the protest wanted to fight for khalil and the police brutality towards the black people.The person said to starr is willing to help starr with the trail because the women thanks that it's wrong for a person to die for now reason and expect a young black man. It's also a reason that starr was willing to willing to fight in the trail, and try to win it for khalil and his wrongful death. She want to put the officer into jail. For a murder that he did to a poor innocent child that wanted to live. When starr went to trail she tried to win for khalil but didn’t win. Later on their was another protest for khalil and racist cops. Star revealed her identity as the person the was with khalil when he died. It was