The Hate U Give

Starr and Seven’s little brother and a frequent source of comic relief. At eight years old, Sekani does not yet understand the nuances and racial tensions of his neighborhood. At the end of the story, Starr overhears her father Maverick having “the talk” about how to behave in front of police officers with him.
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Sekani Carver Character Timeline in The Hate U Give

The timeline below shows where the character Sekani Carver appears in The Hate U Give. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5
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Lisa drives Starr and Sekani to Williamson Prep, passing by Carlos’s gated neighborhood on the way. Starr wonders if the... (full context)
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...at Williamson who is “smart enough for Harvard but Howard bound.” Seven drives Starr and Sekani to the clinic where Lisa works. On the way, a police car pulls beside them... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...“Enough Is Enough.” News vans have arrived as well. Maverick says he wants Seven and Sekani to be a part of the march, but Lisa insists on taking Starr home. April... (full context)
Chapter 11
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...in anger. Mr. Lewis, no longer at odds with Maverick, tries to comfort him, while Sekani asks his siblings why the officers treated “daddy like that”? Seven comforts his little brother.... (full context)
Chapter 15
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...he is determined to get the family out of Garden Heights. After dinner, Seven tells Sekani that he won’t be leaving. He will go to community college to stay near his... (full context)
Chapter 18
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...of fresh paint. The kitchen has granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. As Starr, Seven, and Sekani look around with wonder and confusion, Lisa announces that she got the job at the... (full context)
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Starr shouts that she refuses to testify anymore. In response, Maverick makes her, Sekani, and Seven recite lines from the Black Panthers’ Ten-Point Program that call for an end... (full context)