“The Hate U Give” is a critically acclaimed young adult novel written by Angie Thomas, published in 2017. The story centers around Starr Carter, a 16-year-old African American girl who witnesses the police shooting of her childhood friend, Khalil Harris, an unarmed black teenager. The incident sparks national outrage and protests in their community.
As Starr grapples with the trauma of witnessing Khalil’s death, she becomes increasingly vocal about the injustice and racism prevalent in her society. The novel explores themes of racial discrimination, police brutality, activism, and the importance of finding one’s voice in the face of systemic oppression.