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NYT Bestselling Author Angie Thomas Speaks at CofC about The Hate U Give

By Academic Affairs
Posted on 11 January 2019 | 3:45 pm — 

The 2018-2019 College Reads! book is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins, 2017).

New York Times Bestselling Novelist Angie Thomas is a former teen rapper with a BFA in Creative Writing and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop. Thomas became an award winning author with her debut novel, The Hate U Give. With over two years on the NYT Bestsellers list, The Hate U Give was adapted into a critically acclaimed major motion picture in 2018 featuring Amandla Stenberg, of the Hunger Games, in the lead role as Starr Carter. Incoming students received a copy of the book and an interactive Reading Guide. Students were asked to prepare for Convocation by reading the book and selecting one Convocation Project to complete and submit during their small group discussion. Author Angie Thomas will be on campus Monday, January 14, 2019 for a talk entitled, “The Hate U Give: Finding Your Activism and Turning the Political into the Personal,” before participating in a Q&A. This was a change from the previously advertised date in mid-October, since the feature film based on the book was scheduled for wide release on October 19.  Angie Thomas attended several film premier events that week, including one in her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi. The newly scheduled “Evening with Angie Thomas” will be at 7:00pm on 1/14/19 in Sottile Theatre.

‘The Hate U Give’ Author to Speak at CofC

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