Angie Thomas

Tuesday, May 10th: Lamar White, Angie Thomas

Journalist and publisher Lamar White speaks on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Danny McCormick bill, as well as his upcoming article featured on The Daily Beast. Associate Director for Louisiana Right to Life Angie Thomas talks about the organization and the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
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Angie Thomas

Author of The Hate U Give and Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas joins in, inspiring conversations about racism and BLM as a result of her novels. Shelley Irwin is the host and producer for The WGVU Morning Show, a newsmagazine talk-show format on the local NPR affiliate Monday through Friday. The show, broadcast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. features a wide variety of local and national newsmakers, plus special features.

Angie Thomas surprises student with scholarship to Belhaven University

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Author and producer Angie Thomas surprised a high school senior with a full-ride scholarship to Belhaven University, which is her alma mater. Dee Holden was surprised with the announcement during a Zoom meeting on Monday, April 25, 2022. Holden, who lives in Yantai, China, was selected as the winner of the […]

Press Release: Angie Thomas Selected as Ambassador for Independent Bookstores Day

We received the following press release about Independent Bookstores Day from Bettie’s Pages. White Plains, NY: The American Booksellers Association (ABA) is happy to announce that Bestselling Author Angie Thomas was selected as ambassador for Independent Booksellers Day (IBD). Angie Thomas is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of the novels The Hate U Give, On the Come Up, and Concrete Rose as well as Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth. She is also a co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel Blackout. Angie divides her time between Atlanta and her native Mississippi. You can find her online at

Jackson’s own Angie Thomas is enjoying the success of her books and movie deals

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi and Jackson’s own Angie Thomas is rubbing elbows with some of the big names in entertainment and high-powered figures like former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Her work is not stopping there. She is also bringing Jackson into the spotlight with a fantasy novel. We caught up with the award winning author who is Turning the Page on the next chapter of her career.

Author Angie Thomas to select Belhaven student for writing scholarship

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Angie Thomas, a best-selling author and Belhaven University alumna, is partnering with her alma mater to provide one, full-ride scholarship to an incoming writing major. The Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship will be awarded for the third year to cover one student’s tuition, room and board for four years. Other applicants may […]

The Hate They Censor: Purging KKK Truth and Angie Thomas to Bury Lessons of History

More than 700 miles from where I sit in Mississippi’s capital city, once the power center of U.S. white-supremacist strategy, white people in Kansas don’t want young adults to learn about the origins of the Ku Klux Klan. In Goddard, Kan., a 90%-plus white western suburb of Wichita, leaders just decided that the award-winning nonfiction book “​​They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group” must be pulled from library shelves in the Goddard School District.
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Angie Thomas

Method Man, Mike Epps, Da’Vine Joy Randolph Join YA Rap Drama ‘On the Come Up’ (Exclusive) Method Man, Mike Epps and Da’Vine Joy Randolph have joined the cast of On the Come Up, Paramount Players’ adaptation of the best-seller by Angie Thomas. The movie is now in production with…

YA authors Angie Thomas and Tomi Adeyemi on speaking their truth and writing for young people

Before finding her voice in young adult fiction, author Angie Thomas wanted to rap as a teenager. But she wasn’t good at it, so she decided to study creative writing when she got to college. As the only Black student in the creative writing program at her predominantly white college, writing became her outlet. Thomas shared her work with her Black friends who related to her experiences.

A conversation with Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was a senior in college when she had the idea for her award-winning novel and now movie, “The Hate U Give.” Thomas grew up navigating two sides of herself: the girl who attended a mostly white private school, and the girl who was from a predominantly Black neighborhood in Mississippi. As a young girl, she often wondered why she could never find books with characters she related to, which, in turn, gave her the opportunity to explore her own story more deeply. Unapologetically vulnerable with each word, Thomas’s “The Hate U Give” emulates pieces of her experience and paves the way for a more understanding and aware society. As last week’s keynote author for Roadrunner Days, Thomas did not stray away from that beautiful vulnerability and let her words of wisdom flow during the Q&A.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Blackout’ by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon

For most people, that means it’s time to sleep, but not you. Lights out means time to turn ’em back on, pump up the music, and get the party started. And for those in the new novel “Blackout” by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon, it’s time to fall in love.
Deerfield Valley News

Author Angie Thomas presents virtual presentation

VERMONT- On Wednesday, May 26, at 7 pm, Vermont Humanities will host Angie Thomas, author of the young adult bestseller “The Hate U Give,” in a free virtual presentation as part of the Vermont Reads program. Thomas will lead a second event for Vermont middle and high school students, school...