The hate U give
Loosely based on events which have occurred during the author's life. A young black man is shot dead by a white policeman. This incident sets off a train of events, especially as there was an eye-witness to the shooting.
Starr is a 17 year old back girl, who goes to a predominantly anglo-saxon school. Has a white boyfriend. Starr was the eye-witness to the shooting.
Starr's anger is reignited about the racism and violence shown to her people. She feels it is her turn to stand up and be counted.
Racism, violence, drugs, poverty, gangs, cover-ups all form part of this story.