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Author Angie Thomas on Hip Hop Music as a Vehicle for Storytelling

Angie Thomas believes that society does not give music, especially hip hop, enough credit as a vehicle for real and honest storytelling. As a teenager, the rappers’ stories to which she was listening validated her experiences and emotions. She aims to bring that same honesty and raw truth in the books she writes. 

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Author Angie Thomas smiling at the camera with her hands under her chin


Angie Thomas

“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”
― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give