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Special Project
From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Angie Thomas

Finalist in Literature

About Angie Thomas

Writer and “lyrically dangerous” former teen rapper, Angie Thomas offers an empowered voice to young adult literature. Her #1 New York Times young adult bestseller The Hate U Give is an inspired take on racism and police brutality as seen from the eyes of a 16-year-old black girl. Met with rapid critical acclaim, the book has spawned a subsequent 2018 debuted film adaptation. Angie invites her 150K+ combined Twitter and Instagram following into her daily life, infusing humorous GIFS with running thoughts, celebrating friends and successes, promoting black female rappers and showcasing fan art, relatability helping to "show truth and tear down stereotypes.”

Angie Thomas's best work on social