Who is Angie Thomas?
Angie Thomas (born 1988) is an American author who was born, raised and continues to live in Jackson, Mississippi. She wrote the young adult novel The Hate U Give and is set to release her second novel, On the Come Up in 2019. Although fiction, the goal of Thomas' work is to shine a light on the issue that many African-Americans in the United States face and to shed more light on the Black Lives Matter movement...
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 can also still rap if needed. She is an inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Meyers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. Her debut novel, The Hate U Give, was acquired by Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins in a 13-house auction and will be published in spring 2017. Film rights have been optioned by Fox 2000 with George Tillman attached to direct and Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg set to star.
Hometown: Jackson, MS
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@nytimes: Audrey Wells, the screenwriter who adapted Angie Thomas's novel "The Hate U Give" for the big screen, died of cancer on Thursd…
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So I’ve finished reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. It’s was refreshing, but now I need another project to read on holiday 🤔
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