Move out the way guys and girls. We’ve got a powerful, new debut coming through that will quite literally blow you away. By now most of you would have already heard of ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas. It was THE most anticipated, must-read of 2017 and is doing wonders for the world of YA.
Why? Well, sit back and let us tell you. ‘The Hate U Give’ was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and follows 16-year-old Starr. Her life shattered after she witnessed the fatal shooting of her unarmed BFF, Khalil, by a police officer.
It’s an emotional and hard-hitting read but has encourage so many people to open their eyes and learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the various ways they can help and spread awareness of police brutality.
Of course, YA isn’t the only thing that’s spreading awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement. Celebrities are also doing their part.
Many of your favourite popstars have been sharing their thoughts about the cause on Twitter. They’ve also been leaving heartbreaking messages for the unarmed victims of police brutality.
We here at MP! think it’s important to remember the victims stories, so see if you can match the tweet to the popstar in the quiz below.
We’re hoping this quiz is just the start of your activist journey. So, once you’re done, head to blacklivesmatter.com to learn more about the cause, the events that are happening and various ways you can get involved.
Want to find out more about ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas? You can snap up a copy for yourself by clicking here.