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'The Hate U Give' Author Angie Thomas On YA Fiction, Being Black In America And More

Author Angie Thomas has received critical acclaim for her debut novel, “The Hate U Give.” The story follows 16-year-old Starr Carter as she navigates two worlds: the poor black neighborhood where she lives, and her upscale suburban prep school. The plot is inspired by the real-life police shooting of an unarmed black man in California. A feature film based on the book is in production.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Thomas (@angiecthomas).

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