Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Posted by Shannon Britten on 3/8/2021

Book Cover Concrete Rose

Concrete Rose is a prequel to "The Hate U Give" and follows Starr's father Maverick as he grapples with what it means to be a man and to be a father, especially as a black teenager. Full of lots of appearences by beloved characters, this book delves deeper into Maverick's back story and the world of Garden Heights. I loved the character interactions and the real world snappy comebacks- this book made me both laugh and cry as it followed the ups and downs in Maverick's earlier life. 

Available as a physical book at the PHS library and the public library, and as an ebook or an eaudiobook from Overdrive/Libby.