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Angie Thomas

she/her/hers

Author
Participates in 9 items
Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi as indicated by her accent. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was an article about her in Right-On Magazine with a picture included. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop. She can also still rap if needed. She is an inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. Her award-winning, acclaimed debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Fox 2000, starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by George Tillman, Jr. Her second novel, On the Come Up, is on sale now.

Sessions in which Angie Thomas participates

Friday 9 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)ASL Interpretation Provided

2018 saw movies premiere based on The Hate U Give, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Dumplin' and now we're gearing up for the 2019 premiere of Let It Snow on Netflix. Authors Angie Thomas, Becky Albertalli, Julie Murphy, and Maureen Johnson will discuss what it's been like to watch their books be adapted and reach wider audiences than ever before.

12:45 PM
12:45 PM CDT - 1:15 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

The "Harry Potter Generation" has grown up and some of its members are now adults creating stories of their own. We'll discuss how our love of Harry Potter inspired our writing and storytelling and continues to influence us to this day.

Saturday 10 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM CDT - 11:15 AM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Reading about a traumatizing experience can be upsetting, but it can also make readers feel understood and can help them heal. Our authors will discuss the importance of not glossing over the tough stuff, their methods for writing realistically and responsibly, and the examples of the good that can come from writing these kinds of stories.

12:45 PM
12:45 PM CDT - 1:45 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

Is there something you've always wanted to know about publishing a book? Now's your chance to hear the truth directly from our guest authors.

3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

The #OwnVoices movement advocates for stories about marginalized communities to be written by people who actually fit the description on the page. Our panel will discuss why #OwnVoices matters, whether there are–or should be–exceptions to the rules, and the work that goes into building fictional worlds as diverse as the world we live in.

Hafsah Faizal

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Angie Thomas

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Nic Stone

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Mark Oshiro

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4:30 PM
4:30 PM CDT - 5:00 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.

Sunday 11 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Muggle Studies Book Club (LeakyLit)

For many young adults, the most important relationships in their lives are their friendships. Our panelists will examine their favorite types of fictional friendships and why a realistic friendship can be so difficult to write.

2:00 PM
2:00 PM CDT - 2:30 PM CDT | 30 minutes
Author Signing – Free Reservation Required

Please arrive to your designated session at least 15 minutes before the end of the session. Those who arrive later will be accommodated if possible. Reserve your free ticket here.When reserving a ticket, you will have the option of ordering a book that you can pick up from our friends at Bibliobar during this signing.