Is it Friday yet? Here is my Book Rec for today.
The reason why I chose this book is the reason why anyone would pick a book, it is relatable to them or their surroundings. Not only is this book necessary but equally more important than any other book that is due to come out next year. The Hate U Give highlights the growing struggle between police and community, assumptions, prejudices, and the injustices people of color face on a daily basis. I truly look forward to reading this book and I hope everyone does as well.
The Hate U Give by A.C. Thomas
Expected publication: June 2017 by Balzer + Bray/Harper Collins (COVER COMING SOON)
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter navigates between the poverty-stricken neighborhood she has grown up in and the upper-crust suburban prep school she attends. Her life is up-ended when she is the sole witness to a police officer shooting her best friend, Khalil, who turns out to have been unarmed during the confrontation – but may or may not have been a drug dealer. As Starr finds herself even more torn between the two vastly different worlds she inhabits, she also has to contend with speaking her truth and, in the process, trying to stay alive herself.