The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas) was a sobering and powerful read, especially in the wake of all that has happened this spring. It made me face the reality that even though the book was written in 2017, and there have been many incidents of police brutality and killings in the last 3 years, nothing has really changed, and we have a lot of work to do. Ms. Thomas created memorable and relatable characters in Starr, Kenya, Seven, Chris, Maya, Hailey and others. Through these voices, The Hate U Give provided a window into the experiences that too many Black Americans have in communities around the country. Read, share with your family and friends, and discuss.