What parts of Khalil’s life are shared in the news media, on social media, and in Conversations throughout the book? How does this affect the way different characters perceive his death?
The two major differences in the book are how the media portrays Khalil and how Starr remembers him.
Khalil's Media Portrayal
The media shows Khalil in an incredibly negative light. They focus on his history of selling drugs and imply that he was heavily involved in gang activity. They ignore the fact that he was supporting his mother, and they spend a significant amount of time considering the idea that he did actually have a...
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