Reviews and ramblings about children's and young adult literature by an absentminded middle school librarian. I keep my blog to remember what I've read and to celebrate the wonderful world of children's and young adult literature.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Teen Tuesday Banned Books Week Edition: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Teen Tuesday Banned Books Week Edition features The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Thomas' searing debut hit the New York Times bestseller list immediately and stayed there for a year. It also won numerous awards including the Morris Award, Coretta Scott King Author Award and a Printz Honor. it was published in 2017 and was a top ten challenged book in 2017. In 2018, it was the fourth most challenged book of the year for its mature themes, language and criticism of law enforcement. Both of my school library copies are falling apart from use. It's an eighth grade favorite! Check out my review here.