The Hate U Give (Novel)
Philosophical, intense, and timely, The Hate U Give (2017), the bestselling and award-winning novel by Angie Thomas, centers on the killing of an unarmed African American teenager by a white police officer. The novel is narrated by Starr, the young woman who is with the murder victim when the killing occurs and is faced with difficult decisions about what to say to whom and when to say it, as the episode causes upheaval in the community of Garden Heights and draws nationwide attention.
A problem going back to the days of Jim Crow laws and earlier, lethal police violence toward unarmed African American citizens has become a flash point in ongoing conversations and controversies surrounding race and racism in the United...Read more
- Carter, Starr (Fictional character)