I haven’t read many debut novels by African-American authors in the past few years, but The Hate U Give was published in 2017 and surprisingly enough had me gripped. As you know, I don’t usually read YA novels but I loved everything about what I was hearing from this book on audio. The Hate U Give is a wonderful book for young people and adults. Angie Thomas depicts the difficulty of police brutality and the meaning behind #blacklivesmatter for everyone to understand. If you haven’t read it, definitely check it out or listen to this well-read audiobook. Check out the video below where Angie Thomas is candid and intelligent about The Hate U Give, diverse books, black children reading, being a debut author, and so much more.
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas, audiobook, 11 hours, 40 minutes
hardcover, 464 pages (Balzer + Bray)
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