Young Adult Author Angie Thomas will discuss her debut novel The Hate U Give in a Q&A open format during the SCBWI JambaLAya KidLit Conference at the Academy of the Sacred Heart on Saturday, March 11. The Hate U Give was #1 seller on Amazon prior to its February 28 release, and has become #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list among Young Adult Hardcover titles.
Thomas’s novel has been picked up by Fox 2000 for a film adaptation directed by George Tillman, Jr. (Men of Honor, Soul Food) and starring Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The SCBWI Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10-11 at the Academy of the Sacred Heart main campus, located at 4521 St. Charles Ave. Angie Thomas will speak at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Registration is still available for the conference. Tickets are $160 for non-members and $131 for Sacred Heart students. For registration and more information, visit the conference website here.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Her session begins tentatively at 1:15pm and runs for an hour. Angie’s book, “The Hate U Give,” has recently climbed the New York Times Best Seller list in the Young Adult category. Additionally, the book has received eight starred reviews from sources such as Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, The Horn Book and more.
About Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was having an article about her in Right On! magazine. She holds a BFA in creative writing. “The Hate U Give” is her first novel. You can find her online at www.angiethomas.com