If you are looking for a book that helps explain the times we live in, THE HATE YOU GIVE by Angie Thomas should be at the top of your list. If you're trying to explain "Black Lives Matter", the shootings of unarmed people of color, and racial bias in the criminal justice system - then THE HATE YOU GIVE is the perfect book for you.
The world that Starr Carter lives in is extremely complex. From her neighborhood to her relationships to her school life, Starr deftly bridges large divides without losing her identity.
My favorite pages:
pg 170-171, pg 320-321, and pg 442-444
"Once upon a time there was a hazel-eyed boy with dimples. I called him Khalil. The world called him thug."
Buy this book for all the teenagers you know this summer.