Text Resources

“Developing Critical Consciousness through Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give

A lesson plan that uses issues in the novel to build background knowledge on the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Inspiration behind The Hate U Give

Short videos from Epic Reads.

“Angie Thomas: the debut novelist who turned racism and police violence into a bestseller”

An interview with the author by Afua Hirsch of The Guardian.

“Review: Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give Enters the Ranks of Great YA Novels”

Review of the book by Anna Diamond of The Atlantic.

“Banned Spotlight: The Hate U Give”

Why the book was banned in a Texas school district. An article from Banned Books Week.

Reading Guide (HarperCollins Publisher)

3 Ted Talks to Pair with The Hate U Give — The Engaging and Effective Teaching blog

Open Letters for Black Lives

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.

Video Resources

Facts Influence Fiction

Ten years of high-profile tragedies that inspired The Hate U Give

10 years since Oscar Grant’s death: What happened at Fruitvale Station?

SF Chronicle coverage of Oscar Grant’s killing by police in a Oakland BART station in 2009.

Trayvon Martin Shooting Fast Facts (CNN)

A timeline describing the killing of Trayvon Martin and the aftermath 2012-2015.

The Death of Sandra Bland: Questions and Answers

An account of the arrest and death of Sandra Bland in 2015.

Coverage in The Guardian about 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot by Cleveland police in 2014.

A series of articles about the killing of Tamir Rice and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Colorlines’ coverage of Michael Brown’s shooting by Ferguson, MO police

In August 2014, Michael Brown, a young African American, was killed by police in Ferguson, MO.

Black Lives Matter Official Website

Music in The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give — Official Writing Playlist on Spotify

Songs that Angie Thomas listened to while writing the book.

2pac site on genius.com

Read the song lyrics of Tupac Shakur, rapper and activist.

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