Angie Thomas’s “The Hate U Give” is a great example in how under our differences, we are the same. We want the same for our family, friends, neighbors and ourselves. I heard this was a great book and I agree. This is the story of 16-year-old Starr who is torn between the poor Black neighborhood in which she lives and the fancy mostly White prep school she attends. Starr is shattered and the balancing act begins to fall apart when she witnesses Khalil, her childhood best friend, being fatally shot by a police officer. Things begin to spiral out of control as riots break out, the officer is cleared, it is leaked that Khalil was unarmed and people find out Starr is the witness.