The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018Winner of the Children's Book of the Year 2018 at the British Book Awards#1 New York Times bestsellerNow a major motion picture, starring Amandla StenbergA Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year"Stunning."-John Green"A masterpiece."-The Huffington Post"An essential read for everyone."-Teen Vogue"Outstanding." -The GuardianSixteen-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 YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice.