Angie Thomas is the author of The Hate U Give. It’s her debut novel, and she was first inspired to write it while still a senior in college after news that an unarmed young black man, Oscar Grant, had been shot in the back by police. A supporter of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, she was enraged by his killing and the way the media and authorities reported it. Through her writing, Angie wants to challenge the racism that is perpetuated by those in power
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