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  • 82 of 147 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 5 copies available at Henderson County Public Library.

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2 current holds with 147 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Edneyville Branch THO (Text) 33258009924256 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Etowah Branch THO (Text) 33258008278702 Young Adult Fiction In transit -
Henderson Main Branch THO (Text) 33258009924265 Young Adult Fiction Checked out 10/30/2021
Henderson Main Branch THO (Text) 33258009990064 Young Adult Fiction In transit -
Henderson Main Branch THO (Text) 33258009990073 Young Adult Fiction In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062498533
  • ISBN: 0062498533
  • ISBN: 9783570164822
  • Physical Description: 444 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]

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Summary, etc.:
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. 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.
Target Audience Note:
HL590L Lexile.
HL590L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 3.9.
Reading Counts! 5.3.
Accelerated Reader AR UG 3.9 13 187740.
Subject: Racism > Fiction.
Witnesses > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Police shootings > Fiction.
Police-community relations > Fiction.
Genre: Urban fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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