A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice. Movie rights have been sold to Fox, with Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) to star.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Movie rights sold to Fox 2000 after a heated bidding war. George Tillman Jr is to direct (Men of Honor) and Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) to star.
To date rights have sold in 12 territories, with multiple-way auctions in the UK and the US.