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Author of the Month

Angie Thomas

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. Her award-winning, acclaimed debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and a major motion picture from Fox 2000, starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by George Tillman, Jr.

She has since written two more acclaimed novels, On the Come Up, about an aspiring rapper, and Concrete Rose, which is set seventeen years before THUG and tells the story of Starr’s father, Maverick. Angie has also helped readers to develop a “true-to-you” writing project with her creative journal Find Your Voice.

New from Angie Thomas

Concrete Rose - Angie Thomas

From international phenomenon Angie Thomas comes a hard-hitting return to Garden Heights with the story of Maverick Carter, Starr's father, set seventeen years before the events of the award-winning The Hate U Give. With his dad in prison and his mom working two jobs, seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter helps the only way he knows how: slinging drugs. Life's not perfect, but he's got everything under control.

Until he finds out he's a father... Suddenly it's not so easy to deal drugs and finish school with a baby dependent on him for everything. So when he's offered the chance to go straight, he takes it.

But when King Lord blood runs through your veins, you don't get to just walk away.

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