A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.
- Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018
- #1 New York Times bestseller
- A Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year
- Now a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg
- “Stunning.”—John Green
- “A masterpiece.”—The Huffington Post
- “An essential read for everyone.”—Teen Vogue
- “Outstanding.” —The Guardian
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.
- Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
- The movie, starring Amandla Stenberg, releases in the UK on 26 October 2018.
- To date rights have sold in 25 territories, with multiple-way auctions in the UK and the US.
- Supported by a major UK publicity and marketing campaign including sampling, teen media partnerships, blogger and social outreach.
Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she recently won a Walter Dean Myers Grant, awarded by the We Need Diverse Books campaign. The Hate U Give is her first novel. Her second novel, On the Come Up, is about sixteen-year-old rapper Bri. You can find Angie on Twitter@acthomaswrites or visit her website, acthomaswrites.com.