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 Meyers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. Her debut novel, The Hate U Give, was acquired by Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins in a 13-house auction and will be published in spring 2017. Film rights have been optioned by Fox 2000 with George Tillman attached to direct and Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg set to star.
Angie Thomas is the author of books: The Hate U Give, On the Come Up, The Hate U Give six-chapter sample, Angie Thomas 2-Book Box Set: The Hate U Give and On the Come Up, Untitled, Find Your Voice.Make Some Noise: An on the Come Up, Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth with Angie Thomas, Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration