“The Hate U Give” is a collection of social activism resources that is based on the bestselling young adult novel of the same name. The novel, written by Angie Thomas, is a powerful and thought-provoking story about a young girl who witnesses the shooting of her unarmed friend by a police officer and then becomes an activist in her community. The “The Hate U Give” collection of resources that includes lesson plans, articles, and other materials that can be used to explore the themes of the novel, such as police brutality, racial injustice, and social activism. The resources are intended for educators, students, and anyone interested in learning more about these important issues and taking action to make a difference in their own communities.
Why the book was banned in a Texas school district. An article from Banned Books Week.
Review of the book by Anna Diamond of The Atlantic.
Letters for Black Lives is a set of crowdsourced, multilingual, and culturally-aware resources aimed at creating a space for open and honest conversations about racial justice, police violence, and anti-Blackness in our families and communities.
SF Chronicle coverage of Oscar Grant’s killing by police in a Oakland BART station in 2009.
A timeline describing the killing of Trayvon Martin and the aftermath 2012-2015.
An account of the arrest and death of Sandra Bland in 2015.
A series of articles about the killing of Tamir Rice and the Black Lives Matter movement.
In August 2014, Michael Brown, a young African American, was killed by police in Ferguson, MO.