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Books like The Hate U Give

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 may like if you liked The Hate U Give.

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All American Boys
Jason Reynolds - 2015-09-29
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A powerful and timely story about racism and police brutality in America told from two perspectives: one black, one white. After Rashad is brutally beaten by a police officer, bystander Quinn struggles to understand the incident and grapples with what side of history he wants to be on. Together, they confront the reality that prejudice and racism still exist in America and must risk everything to change the world. A poignant and thought-provoking novel that explores the unspeakable truths of our society.
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Dear Martin
Nic Stone - 2017-10-17
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This stunning debut novel tackles American race relations through the story of a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend who despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind can't escape prejudice. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers and starts a journal to him to find out. When he goes driving with his best friend, everything changes. A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the realities of social injustice.
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Nicola Yoon
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Piecing Me Together
Renée Watson - 2017-02-14
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Follow Jade as she navigates a mostly-white private school with scholarship in hand, and grapples with "opportunities" that feel more like burdens. When she's invited to a mentorship program for "at-risk" girls, she's sure she doesn't belong. But maybe there's something she can teach these women about the real world. Friendships, race, privilege, and identity all come to the forefront in this powerful story of a teen girl striving for success.
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Sara Goldrick-Rab
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Long Way Down
Jason Reynolds - 2017-10-24
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A gripping exploration of teenage gun violence, Long Way Down takes place in just sixty seconds as fifteen-year-old Will decides whether or not to seek revenge for his brother's murder. Told in a series of short, powerful verses, Will's journey on an elevator brings him face-to-face with those connected to his brother's death and the grim realities of street justice. Written by bestselling author Jason Reynolds, this fierce novel is a must-read for anyone looking to confront the devastating impact of gun violence on youth culture today.
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Midnight Without a Moon
Linda Williams Jackson - 2017-01-03
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Step into the world of 13-year-old African-American girl Rose Lee Carter in the summer of 1955 Mississippi. Amidst the cotton fields, Rose dreams of a better life but is crushed by the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, sparking a powerful awakening. This middle-grade debut, with echoes of The Watsons Go to Birmingham and Brown Girl Dreaming, will captivate readers.
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How It Went Down
Kekla Magoon - 2014-10-21
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This book explores the aftermath of a black teenager's murder by a white shooter, and the conflicting accounts that emerge in the community. As Tariq's loved ones try to come to terms with his death, they struggle to understand what really happened. Written by award-winning author Kekla Magoon, this thought-provoking story is sure to spark conversation and reflection.
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Laurie Halse Anderson
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Anger Is a Gift
A Novel
Mark Oshiro - 2018-05-22
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This gripping novel delves into the complexities of a group of teens who face systemic oppression and violence in their school and community. Moss Jeffries, a thoughtful student and loyal friend, struggles with panic attacks and the loss of his father. Moss and his friends battle against a lack of funding and intimidation from school authorities. But when tragedy strikes, Moss is faced with a difficult decision: give in to fear or realize that anger can be a gift.
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American Street
Ibi Zoboi - 2017-02-14
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American Street follows Fabiola Toussaint, a Haitian immigrant, as she navigates the challenges of Detroit's west side and a new school after her mother is detained by U.S. immigration. With the help of her American cousins, Fabiola finds her footing and even meets a surprising romance. But when a dangerous proposition presents itself, Fabiola must make an impossible choice about the cost of the American dream.
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Tyler Johnson Was Here
Jay Coles - 2018-03-20
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Follow Marvin Johnson as he searches for answers in the aftermath of his brother's death at the hands of the police in this heart-wrenching debut novel. Tyler Johnson Was Here explores timely themes of gun control and the Black Lives Matter movement, offering a powerful portrait of youth and family. This gripping story will make you reflect on the meaning of justice and freedom, and will leave a lasting impact.
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Love, Hate and Other Filters
Samira Ahmed - 2018-01-16
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Maya Aziz is an Indian-American torn between following her parent's expectations and pursuing her own dreams. She wants to attend film school in New York City and maybe even kiss a guy she's been admiring from afar. But her plans are put on hold after a suicide bomber who shares her last name strikes in the American heartland. Suddenly, her Muslim family becomes the target of a community consumed with hatred and fear. Love, Hate, and Other Filters is a captivating and timely story about identity, love, and the price of belonging.
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Walter Dean Myers - 2019-03-05 (first published in 1999)
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In Monster, 16-year-old Steve Harmon finds himself on trial for murder. As an amateur filmmaker, he decides to transcribe his trial into a script to cope with the horrific events. But with cynical authority figures and conniving inmates, Steve is forced to face who he really is in the face of prison, where he may spend the rest of his life. This compelling novel by Walter Dean Myers is a gripping page-turner that blurs reality and leaves readers questioning the truth.
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