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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 Fiction
 
Series
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Non fiction
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Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2018) : The Hate U Give
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2018) : The Hate U Give


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"A must-read!"
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The Beauty That Remains (2018)
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"The Beauty that Remains is a stunning, heart-wrenching look at grief that will stay with you long after you put it down. Be prepared to be broken, be prepared to feel whole again."
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The Poet X (2018)
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"I fell in love at slam poetry. This one will stay with you a long time."
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A Blade So Black (2018)
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"With memorable characters and page-turning thrills, A Blade So Black is the fantasy book I've been waiting for my whole life. Alice is Black Girl Magic personified."
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A Good Kind of Trouble (2019)
Lisa Moore Ramée
"Full of heart and truth...A well-written page turner with a voice that stays with you long after you put the book down."
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Opposite of Always (2019)
Justin A Reynolds
"Opposite of Always is as beautiful as it is funny, warm, and captivating. One of the best love stories I’ve ever read. Jack King is the hero we’ve been waiting for."
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Grown (2020)
Tiffany D Jackson
"Tiffany D. Jackson has penned a riveting, powerful love story to Black girlhood and a haunting reminder of the ways in which their innocence is often stolen. Remarkable, suspenseful, and gut-wrenching, Grown is a masterfully told story that stays with you long after you put it down."
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How It All Blew Up (2020)
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"Arvin Ahmadi has written a novel that is authentic, hilarious, and heart-wrenching all at once. A unique point of view combined with riveting storytelling, How It All Blew Up will grab you from the first page and won’t let go."
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Amari and the Night Brothers (2021)
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"Amari is magical."

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