The irresistible blockbuster YA romance of summer 2021 by six of the biggest voices in YA. Perfect for fans of Jenny Han, Netflix's Let it Snow and Bolu Babalola's Love in Colour.
No. 1 New York Times bestseller
"A powerful and important novel." Observer
"No one else who writes like Angie. Phenomenal." The Guardian
From international phenomenon Angie Thomas comes a hard-hitting return to Garden Heights with the story of Maverick Carter, Starr's father, set seventeen years before the events of the award-winning The Hate U Give.
With his King Lord dad in prison and his mom working two jobs, seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter helps the only way he knows how: slinging drugs. Life's not perfect, but he's got everything under control. Until he finds out he's a father...
Suddenly it's not so easy to deal drugs and finish school with a baby dependent on him for everything. So when he's offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. But when King Lord blood runs through your veins, you don't get to just walk away.
Praise for The Hate U Give:
No. 1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Award
Winner of Children's Book of the Year at The British Book Awards
Winner of the Amnesty CILIP Honour for the Carnegie Medal
A major motion picture from Fox starring Amandla Stenberg
"The Hate U Give says more about the contemporary Black experience in America than any book I have read for years." Guardian
"A startling, important book." The Times
"Passionate and uncompromising." Observer
"Thomas has given a voice to her generation." Stylist
"One of the most important books." Nikesh Shukla
"Stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching." John Green
"Utterly compelling." Sunday Times
Movie tie-in edition of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller and Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner.
Now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox, starring Amandla Stenberg
No. 1 New York Times bestseller
"A classic in the making." The Times
"Places a spotlight on Black Lives Matter." Stylist
"Passionate and uncompromising." The Observer
"A must-read." The Pool
"Outstanding." The Guardian
Read the book that inspired the movie! Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
No. 1 New York Times bestseller
"[An] exuberant, exquisitely intimate novel." The New York Times
"Passionate and powerful." Metro
"Pure magic." The Observer
Movie rights sold to Fox 2000; George Tillman Jr. to direct
The award-winning author of The Hate U Give returns with a powerful story about hip hop, freedom of speech - and fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you.
Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But when her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, Bri finds herself at the centre of controversy and portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. And with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it - she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.
Write fearlessly. Write what is true and real to you.
Bestselling, award-winning author Angie Thomas brings her talents to this essential creative writing journal. From initial idea to finished draft, Angie shares her thoughts, advice and best practices on developing a true-to-you writing project.
Packed full of step-by-step tips, writing prompts and exercises for:
* Discovering story ideas
* Creating memorable characters
* Realizing your setting
* Shaping your story
* Getting feedback from others
* And more!
With 24 illustrated inspirational quotes from Angie's acclaimed novels The Hate U Give and On the Come Up, and plenty of blank pages for your own words, Find Your Voice will ignite your creativity and help you bring your own unique stories to life. A must-have for aspiring writers and Angie fans.
#1 New York Times bestseller
Now a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg
"A masterpiece."-The Huffington Post
"A classic in the making that demands to be discussed."-The Times
"Outstanding." -The Guardian
"An essential read for everyone"-Teen Vogue
Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the multi-award-winning The Hate U Give is a powerful and gripping novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
"This amazing outpouring of strength and honesty offers inspirational personal accounts for every reader who wonders what to do when everything seems impossible." --Booklist, starred review
A 2019 Texas Topaz Reading List Selection
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers. Featuring Angie Thomas, Marie Lu, Nicola Yoon, David Levithan, Libba Bray, Jason Reynolds, Renee Ahdieh, and many more!
"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We all experience moments when we struggle to understand the state of the world, when we feel powerless and--in some cases--even hopeless. The teens of today are the caretakers of tomorrow, and yet it's difficult for many to find joy or comfort in such a turbulent society. But in trying times, words are power.
Some of today's most influential young adult authors come together in this highly personal collection of essays and original stories that offer moments of light in the darkness, and show that hope is a decision we all can make.
Like a modern day Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul or Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens, Hope Nation acknowledges the pain and offers words of encouragement.
Authors include: Atia Abawi, Renee Ahdieh, Libba Bray, Howard Bryant, Ally Carter, Ally Condie, Christina Diaz Gonzales, Gayle Forman, Romina Garber, I. W. Gregario, Kate Hart, Bendan Kiely, David Levithan, Alex London, Marie Lu, Julie Murphy, Jason Reynolds, Aisha Saeed, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Jeff Zentner, and Nicola Yoon.
Praise for Hope Nation:
"A salve when days are bleak."--Kirkus Reviews
"An important and inspiring read for thoughtful teens."--School Library Journal