Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she recently won a Walter Dean Myers Grant, awarded by the We Need Diverse Books campaign. The Hate U Give is her first novel. Her second novel, On the Come Up, is about sixteen-year-old rapper Bri. You can find Angie on Twitter@acthomaswrites or visit her website, acthomaswrites.com.
Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel
that will be remembered as a classic of our time. * John Green
"The Hate U Give says more about the contemporary black experience in America than any book I have read for years." * Alex Wheatle, The Guardian *
"[...] a powerful look at racism in 21st-century America." * The Observer *
It's hard to see how this won't be the young adult novel of the year, if not the decade. Angie Thomas, a former rapper and a debut novelist from Jackson, Mississippi, has written a startling, important book about what it is to be black in America that manages to speak to everyone. It is also a rollicking thriller and a deeply enjoyable read. No wonder it has been at the top of the New York Times's young adult bestseller list for weeks. [...] It's suitable for mature 14-year-olds and should fly on to curriculums everywhere, for Thomas has written a classic in the making that demands to be discussed. * The Times *
"Topical, painful and important." * The Sunday Times *