Link Up and Giveaway: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Thursday, January 12, 2017
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is unquestionably a five star book. But as a white woman, you don't need to hear that from me.
I wanted to link you to some #ownvoices reviews in this space, but publishing is racist. I couldn't find a single black writer with an advance review. (If you have one and want to link up, please give me a comment.) Getting diverse reads into diverse reviewers' hands is important as hell and I'm disappointed Harper chose to give Jess and me copies that could have gone to someone who shares Starr's life. So instead of a full review, go boost the stats of some of my favorite black reviewers. They would have written this so much better than me.
Octavia at Read. Sleep. Repeat.
Joyce at Completely Booked
Nikki at Take Me Away
Camryn at Half Monster Girls (and the HuffPo and MTV and TIME Kids and)
And now that you've done that, you can enter for a chance to read THUG yourself, because it is the best book you will read in 2017. Two finished copies, open anywhere The Book Depository ships. And hell, double points for teens. You're the ones this community is for and you're going to be the voices we need.
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