How Books Can Change Lives | Angie Thomas Interview | The Hate U Give

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I got to interview Angie Thomas for The Hate U Give! I loved the book and the film, and jumped at the chance to ask her more about her experience meeting readers, working on the film and her inspiration behind the book. Enjoy! #TheHateUGive

Check out the book: http://bit.ly/TheHateUGiveGR

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MM8OkVT0hw

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Can you review my book?
I’m always happy to hear about upcoming books, but I’m afraid I don’t review self-published books and can only accept a small number of books for review. I enjoy reading classics, dystopian/apocalyptic novels, sci-fi, translated fiction and a variety of graphic novels, YA and contemporary literary fiction. Get in touch at booksandquills@gmail.com

Where is your accent from?
I was born and raised in the Netherlands, studied English Lit at Leiden University (also in the Netherlands), studied in the US for 3 months and have lots of American friends. I’m definitely not Irish or Canadian, I promise!

Where do you live?
I live in London and have been here for 4 years now.

How did you get into publishing?
I did publishing work experience, did a lot of networking and learned everything I know about social media from creating and running this channel. (P.s. You don’t necessarily have to study Publishing or English to get a job in publishing!).

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Comments

Amelia Rucker says:

As a fellow author, I can't wait to meet Angie Thomas oneday.

Rolly Payes says:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a compelling novel that explores deep into the themes of racism and Starr Carter (the main character) facing prejudice and discrimination from the white society. The book explores deeper into the subject of racism through stereotypes against black people, your identity and your blackness. This story is truly shocking but a remarkable book as we really get to experience the brutality and reality for young sixteen year olds. This is because Angie Thomas allows us to put ourselves in the shoes of someone facing all these issues or in a similar situation. The Hate U Give is set in America, the poor black neighbourhood of Gareden Heights where Starr Carter lives. Yet coming from this neighbourhood she attends a predominantly white white school called Williamson prep, already seen as unequal. It was when her best childhood friend Khalil was shot and killed by an American white police officer, is when Starr’s voice developed and she started speaking her rights. This book really opened my eyes to these racial issues in America. I believe Angie Thomas was very brave to tackle the very controversial and sensitive topic of race, and I think she did an amazing job with this novel. She portrayed a brutal reality that people now know, need to be solved for more sixteen year old girls like Starr.

Rolly Payes says:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a compelling novel that explores deep into the themes of racism and Starr Carter (the main character) facing prejudice and discrimination from the white society. The book explores deeper into the subject of racism through stereotypes against black people, your identity and your blackness. This story is truly shocking but a remarkable book as we really get to experience the brutality and reality for young sixteen year olds. This is because Angie Thomas allows us to put ourselves in the shoes of someone facing all these issues or in a similar situation. The Hate U Give is set in America, the poor black neighbourhood of Gareden Heights where Starr Carter lives. Yet coming from this neighbourhood she attends a predominantly white white school called Williamson prep, already seen as unequal. It was when her best childhood friend Khalil was shot and killed by an American white police officer, is when Starr’s voice developed and she started speaking her rights. This book really opened my eyes to these racial issues in America. I believe Angie Thomas was very brave to tackle the very controversial and sensitive topic of race, and I think she did an amazing job with this novel. She portrayed a brutal reality that people now know, need to be solved for more sixteen year old girls like Starr.

Viraj Ramsamy says:

Very proud of u…. With love from Mauritius.

Maria Lobo says:

i'm literally writing my thesis on her she's saving me

Ginédiah says:

I'm actually reading this book, thank you so much Angie Thomas you learn me that being black is a power ,not default ♡your book change my life

P.S: I apologize if I make mistakes, english is not my native language

carixchr says:

Such an inspiring person 🥰

Ismail Yusuf says:

my congrats on this amazing and touching book

that is very much adequate says:

I love her,she give me courage everyday

Eva Reyes says:

I'm writing an essay on her for school because she is such an inspiration!!!

Jade says:

The hate u give is my favourite ever movie and book, it is so inspirational and powerful to so many people out there where actual real life problems are represented and talked about further. Being white I feel iffy to express my love for topics like this because I’ve never been put into these horrible situations. However to anyone who has , you are incredible and strong beyond belief .

angelic voice says:

Great video!!

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