YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE MONTH
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
(Suitable for ages 12+)
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community or even get her killed.