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Angie Thomas

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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 Myers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. Film rights to her debut novel, The Hate U Give, have been optioned by Fox 2000 with George Tillman attached to direct and Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg set to star.

Genres: Young Adult Romance, Young Adult Fiction, Children's Fiction
Carter Family
   0. Concrete Rose (2021)
   1. The Hate U Give (2017)
   2. On the Come Up (2018)
Series contributed to
   1. Blackout (2021) (with others)
   2. Whiteout (2022) (with others)
Angie Thomas recommends
A Crown So Cursed (2023)
(Nightmare-Verse, book 3)
L L McKinney
"The fantasy series I've been waiting for my whole life."
The Marvellers (2022)
(Conjureverse, book 1)
Dhonielle Clayton
"A marvelous gift of a novel! With fantastical twists at every turn, Clayton has created a world that readers won't want to leave. The Marvellers is magical!"
Nothing Burns as Bright as You (2022)
Ashley Woodfolk
"Nothing Burns as Bright as You is a beautiful exploration of first love with the emotional resonance that only an Ashley Woodfolk novel can bring. Exquisite from beginning to end."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Angie Thomas
Hope Nation (2018)
edited by
Rose Brock

Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2018) : The Hate U Give
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2018) : The Hate U Give
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2020) : On the Come Up

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