Im Starr Carter , This is my hometown Garden Heights . There is the store my dad has owned ever since released from prison.I grew and up and live in this mostly poor Black neighbored.
I am the only Black female at my predominantly white private school, Williamson Prep.
This is my Family my mother and my father , My half older brother Seven and my little brother sekani.
The day I lost my childhood friend . we were on our way home from a party when officer 115 pulled us over. He told us to put our hands up where Kahil put his hands down to comfort me but then got shot .
No one knew I was the witness to his murder . I didn't know what to do and I knew it would be only right to stand up for this case.But I was scared.
tHIS WAS THE MOMENT I FOUND MY VOICE
THUG LIFE -The Hate U Gave Little Infants F*cks Everybody," which, according to the rapper, means, "What you feed us as seeds, grows and blows up in your face."