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    CONCRETE ROSE BY ANGIE THOMAS

    Title: Concrete Rose Author: Angie Thomas Release date: January 12, 2021 Book details: Prequel of The Hate U Give Pages: 368 Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison. Life’s not…