Nora O’Malley’s been a lot of girls. As the daughter of a con-artist who targets criminal men, she grew up as her mother’s protégé. But when her mom fell for the mark instead of conning him, Nora pulled the ultimate con: escape.
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For teens and lovers of teen literature.
A touching story of a young girl torn between the neighborhood and the upper class school her parents send her to so she can escape gang life. One night, one the way home from a neighborhood party, her unarmed best friend is shot by a white cop. Now Starr must find the courage to speak for herself and her friend.
*Warning: characters in this story use strong language which has been included in this reading as it contributes to the authenticity of the story. The Hate U Give was a 2019 RITBA winner and the 2018 Reading Across RI selection. The movie version of this book is rated PG-13.
Newly received in YA, Concrete Rose, the story of Starr’s father, Big Mav, and his days as a King Lord. Check it out.
Beginning today, you can sign up for our on-line summer reading challenge!
You have summer reading assignments for school. Why not have fun doing them?
Or maybe you just want to avoid summer slide; you know that part where you lose up to 1 month of learning from last year. Do you really want to spend time relearning stuff you already learned once? Reading engages your brain so all that stuff you worked hard to learn doesn’t slide out.
We’ve made reading fun!