The Hate U Give

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ISBN-10: 0062498533
ISBN-13: 978-0062498533
February 28th 2017 by Balzer + Bray

Also available in the following territories
United Kingdom: Walker Books
Australia & New Zealand: Walker Books
Germany: CBT
France: Nathan
Spanish Language: Oceano
Sweden: Natur & Kultur
Finland: Otava
Norway: Gyldendal Norsk
Denmark: Gyldendal
Brazil: Galera/Record
Italy: Giunti
Catalan Language: Grup Editorial 62
Hungary: GABO
Israel: Kinneret-Zmora Dvir
Dutch: Moon
Serbia: Urban Reads
Bosnia: BTC Sahinpasic
The acclaimed, award-winning novel is now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, and Common.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
  • Coretta Scott King Honor (Author)
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee (Mystery Writers of America)
  • Michael L. Printz Honor Book
  • National Book Award Longlist
  • William C. Morris Award

Praise for THE HATE U GIVE

“Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time.” –John Green, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of THE FAULT OF OUR STARS

“As we continue to fight the battle against police brutality and systemic racism in America, THE HATE U GIVE serves as a much needed literary ramrod. Absolutely riveting!” —Jason Reynolds, bestselling coauthor of ALL AMERICAN BOYS

“Fearlessly honest and heartbreakingly human. Everyone should read this book.” —Becky Albertalli, William C. Morris Award-winning author of SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA

“This is tragically timely, hard-hitting, and an ultimate prayer for change. Don’t look away from this searing battle for justice. Rally with Starr.” — Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of MORE HAPPY THAN NOT

“With smooth but powerful prose delivered in Starr’s natural, emphatic voice, finely nuanced characters, and intricate and realistic relationship dynamics, this novel will have readers rooting for Starr and opening their hearts to her friends and family. This story is necessary. This story is important.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Though Thomas’s story is heartbreakingly topical, its greatest strength is in its authentic depiction of a teenage girl, her loving family, and her attempts to reconcile what she knows to be true about their lives with the way those lives are depicted—and completely undervalued—by society at large.” –Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Beautifully written in Starr’s authentic first-person voice, this is a marvel of verisimilitude as it insightfully examines two worlds in collision. An inarguably important book that demands the widest possible readership.” –Booklist (starred review)

“Pair this powerful debut with Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s ALL AMERICAN BOYS to start a conversation on racism, police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement.” –School Library Journal (starred review)

“…An important and timely novel that reflects the world today’s teens inhabit… Thomas delivers an authentic plot with realistic, relatable characters.” —VOYA, (starred review)

“Thomas has penned a powerful, in-your-face novel that will similarly galvanize fans of Kekla Magoon’s How It Went Down and Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s All American Boys.” —HORN BOOK, (starred review)

“Ultimately the book emphasizes the need to speak up about injustice. That’s a message that will resonate with all young people concerned with fairness, and Starr’s experience will speak to readers who know Starr’s life like their own and provide perspective for others.” —BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS (starred review)


THUG Collector's Edition

THE HATE U GIVE Collector’s Edition

This special edition includes:

  • a letter from Angie
  • the meanings behind the names
  • a map of Garden Heights
  • fan art
  • the full, original story that inspired the book
  • an excerpt from On the Come Up

THUG Movie Tie-in

THE HATE U GIVE Movie Tie-in Edition

This special edition includes:

  • movie poster art
  • full-color photos
  • Angie Thomas in conversation with Amandla Stenberg and director George Tillman Jr.

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