Angie Thomas: On the Come Up Tour
War Memorial Auditorium
Tue, Feb 12 6:15 pm
Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she holds a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University. 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, will be published February 5, 2019. Thomas will discuss the novel in conversation with Cat Acree, deputy editor of BookPage magazine. A book signing will follow at the conclusion of the event.