By Thomas, Angie
Now a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018 No. 1 New York Times bestseller A Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year This stylish hardback collector's edition of the acclaimed, award-winning novel contains an essay by th...e author, the meanings behind the names in the book and an excerpt from On the Come Up. 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. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice.Read more
Angie Thomas is the number-one New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Hate U Give. A former teen rapper, who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. You can find her online at www.angiethomas.com or on Twitter: @angiecthomas.
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