What should I do? Do I speak up for Khalil and what happened or just keep my head down?
An unarmed black boy is fatally shot by a white police officer which sets up the story for the political, social, and racial debates that unfold.
The drug lord of the community wants to silence the only witness to the shooting by threatening her and her family.
Starr participates in a television interview where she talks about Khalil, her childhood best friend, and what happened the night he was shot. She then is a witness in the grand jury trial for the officer.
What will happen next? Will the protests elicit change? Read The Hate U Give to find out.
The grand jury decides not to prosecute the police officer and riots ensue.
Starr finds her voice and decides that she doesn't need to compartmentalize her life. She wants to be true to herself and honor Khalil.
Follow Starr as she comes of age and struggles with injustice in this award winning street (urban) literature novel by Angie Thomas.