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Angie Thomas is the American #1 New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novel, The Hate U Give (2017).

Born and bred in Jackson, Mississippi, she graduated from Belhaven University with a BFA in creative writing.

Initially written as a short story, The Hate U Give, which went on to become her award-winning debut novel, was adapted into motion pictures in 2018 featuring Amandla Stenberg and Regina Hall.

A former teen rapper, Angie can still drop bars if the need arises.

She currently resides in her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi.

More about Angie Thomas

Genres: Children's Book, Non-fiction, Young Adult

Born: 1988

United States

Website: https://angiethomas.com/

Non Series

  • On the Come Up (2019)

Non-fiction

  1. Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth (2020)

The Hate U Give Books

  1. The Hate U Give (2017)
  2. Concrete Rose (2021)
Non Series

Detailed book overview

Non Series

On the Come Up

Sixteen-year-old Bri dreams of becoming one of the best rappers in history.

The offspring of an underground rap icon who passed away before making it, Bri is determined to fulfill the dreams of her father.

Tired of having little and living in the ghetto, she unleashes her fury in her debut song which goes viral, albeit not for her rapping abilities.

Stranded at the heart of a scandal, Bri knows that she has no other option but to make it, more so because of the financial struggles facing her family.

As such, transforming into the person that the media has created may be a small price to pay.

Author: Angie Thomas
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0062498588
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Non-fiction

Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth

This book by #1 New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas is a guide that will help you find the courage to unapologetically write your own truth.

Perfect for young readers, it's certainly an exciting way to keep your child busy and amused whenever they aren’t in school.

Some of the key topics discussed include:
Discovering story ideas
Creating memorable characters
Realizing your setting
Shaping your story
Writing your “zero draft”
And many more!

Complete with 24 inspirational quotes from the author, this book will not only spark your imagination, but also give life to your very own stories.

Author: Angie Thomas
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0062983930
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

The Hate U Give Books

The Hate U Give

Life for Starr Carter revolves around attending her lavish suburban prep school and returning home to her impoverished neighborhood.

Despite her struggles with the two different lives, her world is turned on its head after Khalil, her closest childhood friend, is killed by the police.

Although Khalil had no weapon at the time he met his death, rumors doing rounds suggest that he could have been a thug, a drug dealer or even a street gang member.

But what really happened on that fateful night?

Only Starr knows the truth, and her actions could not only destroy her community, but also threaten her own life.

The Hate U Give
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, Common, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, K.J. Apa
Author: Angie Thomas
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1406372151
Publisher: Walker
Concrete Rose

To seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter, being a real man means looking after your family. And the only way to do that is by selling dope for the King Lords.

After all, he is the son of an ex-gangbanger.

With his dad locked up, Mav is forced to take care of his overworked mom.

Everything however changes after he learns that his girlfriend is pregnant.

Now a father to a baby named Seven, Mav decides to raise the baby in the right way. And the only way to do so is by forgoing his old lifestyle.

But as he will soon come to learn, walking away is easier said than done.

Author: Angie Thomas
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-0063056534
Publisher: Balzer + Bray