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El odio que das
El odio que das

El odio que das

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YOUNG ADULT FICTION

440 Pages, 5 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.50 (US $12.50) (CA $12.95)

Publication Date: May 2020

ISBN 9786075278827

Rights: US & CA

Editorial Oceano de Mexico (May 2020)
Oceano

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Overview

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Author Biography

Angie Thomas holds a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University and is an inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. Her debut novel, El odio que das, was acquired by Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins in a 13-house auction. Film rights have been optioned by Fox 2000 with George Tillman attached to direct and Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg set to star. The author was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi.