Thomas, A. (2017). The Hate U Give. New York: HarperCollins Publisher. Inspired by the movement #BlackLivesMatter, The Hate U Give is an incredibly relevant and heartbreaking account of a sixteen year old girl who witnesses the killing of her childhood best friend at the hands of the police. Everyday Starr leaves her own neighbourhood where her family owns … Continue reading The Hate U Give
Stone, N. (2017). Dear Martin. NY: Crown Books. Powerful and poignant, this story is written about one young man’s struggle with race in Atlanta, Georgia. Following closely on the heels of the publication of The Hate You Give, by Angie Thomas, Dear Martin also tackles contemporary confrontations between young, black man and white policemen.
Lockhart, E. (2017). Genuine Fraud. NY: Delacorte Press. It is very rare that you read a book and are shocked by the ending. We Were Liars by the same author was one of those books. Although Genuine Fraud is completely different, there are parts of this book that surprised. It begins at the end of … Continue reading Genuine Fraud