Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. These worlds are shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. 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.
Grand Canyon Reader Award, Blue Spruce Award, Georgia Peach Book Award, Lincoln Award, Bluegrass, Young Readers', Land of Enchantment Black Bear Reading List, Buckeye Children's Book Award
Sequoyah High School Masterlist, Young Reader's Choice Award, Rhode Island Teen Book Award, Volunteer High School, HISD Name That Book Reading List, Tayshas Reading List, CCBC Choices - Fiction for Young Adults, Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award