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

Angie Thomas recommends
Dear Martin (2017)
Nic Stone
"A must-read!"
The Beauty That Remains (2018)
Ashley Woodfolk
"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."
The Poet X (2018)
Elizabeth Acevedo
"I fell in love at slam poetry. This one will stay with you a long time."
A Blade So Black (2018)
(Nightmare-Verse, book 1)
L L McKinney
"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."
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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