“Fearlessly honest and heartbreakingly human. Everyone should read this book.”
-Becky Albertalli, William C. Morris Award–winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
This powerful book, which has been made into a hit movie, beautifully and honestly addresses the issues of racism, resilience, and so much more.
It tells the story of a young woman who is living in two worlds: her private, predominately white high school in the suburbs, and her mostly black urban neighborhood. Starr’s life changes when her childhood friend is killed by a white police officer after being pulled over, and with Starr in the passenger’s seat.
“Tragically timely, hard-hitting, and an ultimate prayer for change. Don’t look away from this searing battle for justice. Rally with Starr.”
—Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not
We see Starr work through her own grief and relationships with her family and friends, all the while inspiring others to break their silence and to “be the roses that grow in the concrete.”
“Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time.”
—John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars
Read. This. Book.
Read it with young adults, hold book talks, discuss it with your children. Have the uncomfortable conversations, because without them, we can’t grow.