Angie Thomas

Longlist, 2017 National Book Awards

Angie Thomas was born, raised, and lives in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was having an article about her in Right On! magazine. She holds a BFA in creative writing. The Hate U Giveis her first novel.
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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas book cover
ISBN 9780062498533 Balzer + Bray / HarperCollinsPublishers

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. More about this book >

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Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born, raised, and lives in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was having an article about her in Right On! magazine. She holds a BFA in creative writing. The Hate U Giveis her first novel.

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