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Enjoyed The Hate U Give? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to The Hate U Give. Here are 13 books that you’ll like if you liked The Hate U Give.

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All American Boys
Jason Reynolds - Sep 29, 2015
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Rashad is absent again today.That’s the sidewalk graffiti that started it all…Well, no, actually, a lady tripping over Rashad at the store, making him drop a bag of chips, was what started it all. Because it didn’t matter what Rashad said next—that it was an accident, that he wasn’t stealing—the cop just kept pounding him. Over and over, pummeling ...
Dear Martin
Nic Stone - Sep 04, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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"Powerful, wrenching." -JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down "Raw and gripping." -JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys"A must-read!" -ANGIE THOMAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U GiveRaw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants ...
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Nicola Yoon
Piecing Me Together
Renée Watson - Feb 14, 2017
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A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success, from acclaimed author Renée Watson.Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she’s ever going to succeed. Her mother says she has to take every opportunity. She has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday m...
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Sara Goldrick-Rab
Long Way Down
Jason Reynolds - Apr 02, 2019
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An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother.A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RU...
Midnight Without a Moon
Linda Williams Jackson - Jan 03, 2017
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Rose Lee Carter, a 13-year-old African-American girl, dreams of life beyond the Mississippi cotton fields during the summer of 1955. Her world is rocked when a 14-year-old African-American boy, Emmett Till, is killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. A powerful middle-grade debut perfect for readers who enjoyed The Watsons Go to Birmingham ...
Anger Is a Gift
A Novel
Mark Oshiro - May 07, 2019
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Moss Jeffries is many things—considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd.But sometimes Moss still wishes he could be someone else—someone without panic attacks, someone whose father was still alive, someone who hadn’t become a rallying point for a community because of one horrible night.And most of a...
American Street
Ibi Zoboi - May 01, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life.But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new scho...
How It Went Down
Kekla Magoon - Dec 15, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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Librarian's note: There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here.A Coretta Scott King Author Honor BookWhen sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white.In the aftermath of Tariq's death, everyone has something to sa...
Tyler Johnson Was Here
Jay Coles - Mar 19, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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A young man searches for answers after the death of his brother at the hands of police in this striking debut novel, for readers of The Hate U Give. When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid. The next...
Love, Hate and Other Filters
Samira Ahmed - Jan 08, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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The instant New York Times bestseller comes to paperback.Maya Aziz is torn between futures: the one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter (i.e.; staying nearby in Chicago and being matched with a "suitable" Muslim boy), and the one where she goes to film school in New York City--and maybe, just maybe, kisses a guy she's only known from ...
Monster
Walter Dean Myers - May 01, 2001 (first published in 1999)
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Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me. Monster.Fade In: Interior Court. A guard sits at a desk behind Steve. Kathy O'Brien, Steve's lawyer, is all busines...
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