Welcome back to another book suggestion for next year’s One Read.
Today’s suggested book is “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. The story is about Starr Carter who, after witnessing her friend’s death at the hands of a police officer, is sent to a new “safe” school in a wealthy neighborhood, causing her to have to switch between the two worlds. Life gets even more complicated when she is intimidated by both the police and a local drug lord in order to find out the details of her friend’s death. This wonderful book has also been made into a movie starring Amandla Stenberg as Starr. The nominator said that “it sheds light on the dwindling economics of black communities.”
Be sure to check back on Wednesday for another suggested One Read!