The Hate U Give

This is Angie Thomas’ debut novel and was published in 2017. The book was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Hate U Give




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.

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Ordering Facts

Order a signed copy from Lemuria Books. For more information, call (601) 366-7619.

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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 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
AmazonB & NHarper CollinsIndie Bound

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.
AmazonB & NHarper CollinsIndie Bound



The acclaimed, award-winning novel is now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, and Common. Read More