The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a fictional narrative about how one teenager turns tragedy into activism. Timely for today where police shootings of unarmed people of color have sparked a revolution and a movement.
This book can be compared to what we saw in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting earlier this year as well as the #NeverAgain March For Our Lives that embraced the voices of our youth from Florida to Chicago to East Los Angeles.
The title comes from a tattoo on the belly of the late Tupac Shakur which reads: T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E., an acronym that means: the hate you give little infants f***s everybody. The Hate U Give was optioned for a film of the same name last year and will open nationwide on October 19th.
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Contributor: Aisha K. Staggers from Almost Famous Media Group