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303 | Angie Thomas: The Hate U Give

Sunday, April 29 | 2:00p - 3:00p
Fine Arts Building
Studebaker Theater
410 S Michigan Ave | Chicago, IL | 60605
  • Members: $15
  • Public: $20
  • Students and Teachers: $10

In her stunning debut The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas has given us a novel inspired by the horror of police shootings of black youth and the hope of Black Lives Matter movement. What began as a senior project for a creative writing class became one of the best-received books of 2017. The moving story of a young woman forced to deal with the trauma of violence and racism and the impact of the choices we make, The Hate U Give spent nearly a year on the New York Times young adult best-seller list, and now a movie starring Common and Issa Rae is in the works. In conversation with journalist Britt Julious.

Preorder your copy of The Hate U Give through the CHF box office and save 20%.

A book signing will follow this program.

Poems While You Wait is a group of Chicago poets who periodically set up shop to produce poems on the spot (see what we did there?) at events taking place around the city. We're thrilled to welcome them and their clackety typewriters to CHF's spring festival. Look for their table setup in the CAA lobby in between your programs and get a personalized poem to take home!


Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was an article about her in Right-On Magazine. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and is an inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant 2015. Her debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times best seller.

Britt Julious is a journalist, essayist, and storyteller. She writes a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune and contributes regularly to publications like the New York Times, Vogue, Esquire, ELLE, Vice, and Pitchfork.

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  • The Hate U Give
  • 2/28/2017