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Publisher : Balzer
Format : Pdf, ePub
Language : English

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Publication Date : 28 February 2017
Pages : 295

The Hate U Give follows 16-year-old Starr Carter after she witnesses a white cop shoot her unarmed best friend, Khalil, in the back. The Hate U Give takes place in two different worlds: Starr’s poor neighbourhood where violence is an everyday occurrence and the affluent neighbourhood where Khalil was killed in front of an upscale grocery store. What Starr sees when in both neighbourhoods sows the seeds for an eventual backlash against one community by the other when it comes to light that Khalil was, in fact, armed when he was killed.
A powerful, gripping story about what it means to be black in the USA today. Starr lives in two worlds. The poor neighbourhood where she has grown up and where her friend Khalil was shot dead by a police officer. And her wealthier high school in the suburbs, where she is one of only five African American students. It’s two worlds that are very different but where Starr feels at home in both. But when Starr’s friend Khalil is killed by the police, everything she knows and loves is ripped apart. As well as dealing with her own grief but If Starr speaks out, she risks alienating herself from everyone.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterwards, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

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Publication Date : 12 June 2017
Pages : 312

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill.
But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral . . . for all the wrong reasons.
Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn’t just want to make it—she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.
Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free.
Don't miss Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas's powerful prequel to her phenomenal bestseller, The Hate U Give!

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Publication Date : 12 January 2021
Pages : 233

If there's one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it's that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad's in prison.
Life's not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav's got everything under control.
Until, that is, Maverick finds out he's a father.
Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it's not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he's offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he's expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he's different.
When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He'll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

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