And to every kid in Georgetown and in all “the Gardens” of the world: your voices matter, your dreams matter, your lives matter. Be roses that grow in the concrete.
The Hate U Give is a book I will read again given the strength and uniqueness of its voice. It covered a lot of difficult topics – racism, police violence, drugs, gangs and interracial relationships. It provided a narrative that gives various points for discussion.
In the middle of it is a teenager finding her voice given the crossroad of worlds she is in. It was an emotional journey as she copes with the loss of her friend and the injustice that surrounds it all.
This is a recommended read.