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Angie Thomas

Biography

Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas made her debut with the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning novel THE HATE U GIVE. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi.

Angie Thomas

Books by Angie Thomas

by Angie Thomas - African American Interest, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Music, Performing Arts, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. Then her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons and Bri finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn’t just want to make it --- she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.

by Angie Thomas - Fiction

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. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: What really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does --- or does not --- say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.