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Angie Thomas


Angie Thomas

AUTHOR OF THE HATE U GIVE

Bio: Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi as indicated by her accent. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was an article about her in Right-On Magazine with a picture included. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop. She is an inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. Her debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times Best Seller. Film rights have been optioned by Fox 2000 with George Tillman attached to direct and Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg attached to star.

Website: angiethomas.com
Angie's Twitter: @angiecthomas
Awards and Honors: TAYSHAS Reading List 2018 (The Hate U Give)

 

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Earlier Event: November 27
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Later Event: November 27
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