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7 Books for Fans of Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas is a bestselling author whose debut novel, "The Hate U Give," took the world by storm. It's a powerful story about police brutality, race, and identity that has resonated with readers of all ages. If you're a fan of Angie Thomas, you might be looking for other books that explore similar themes or capture the same heart and spirit. Here are seven books you should check out if you love Angie Thomas.

  1. "Dear Martin" by Nic Stone - This novel tells the story of Justyce McAllister, a black teenager who attends a predominantly white prep school. When he's wrongfully arrested by a police officer, Justyce turns to the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. for guidance and starts writing letters to him. "Dear Martin" is a powerful and thought-provoking exploration of race and justice that's sure to leave an impact.

  2. "All American Boys" by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely - Written by two bestselling authors, "All American Boys" tells the story of two teenagers, one black and one white, whose lives intersect after a brutal incident of police violence. This novel explores themes of race, privilege, and allyship in a way that's both nuanced and deeply affecting.

  3. "On The Come Up" by Angie Thomas - If you loved "The Hate U Give," you don't want to miss Angie Thomas's second novel, "On The Come Up." This story follows Bri, a young rapper from a rough neighborhood who's trying to make a name for herself. As she rises to fame, she must confront issues of race, poverty, and the music industry's exploitation of black artists.

  4. "The Poet X" by Elizabeth Acevedo - This novel-in-verse tells the story of Xiomara, a teenage girl from Harlem who uses poetry as a way to find her voice. "The Poet X" is a powerful exploration of identity, family, and faith that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to be heard.

  5. "If You Come Softly" by Jacqueline Woodson - Jacqueline Woodson is another acclaimed author whose work has been compared to Angie Thomas's. "If You Come Softly" tells the story of two teenagers, one black and one white, who fall in love despite the racial tensions that surround them. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is put to the test. This novel is a moving and poignant exploration of love, loss, and racism.

  6. "The Hate Race" by Maxine Beneba Clarke - In this memoir, Maxine Beneba Clarke reflects on her childhood growing up as one of the few black children in a predominantly white school. "The Hate Race" is a powerful and unflinching exploration of racism and discrimination in Australia that's sure to leave an impact.

  7. "This Is My America" by Kim Johnson - In this debut novel, Kim Johnson tells the story of Tracy Beaumont, a black teenager whose father is on death row for a crime he didn't commit. As she fights to clear her father's name, Tracy confronts issues of racism and injustice in her community. "This Is My America" is a powerful and timely exploration of the criminal justice system and the fight for justice.

If you're a fan of Angie Thomas's work, these books are sure to capture your heart and mind. Whether you're looking for more stories about race and identity or simply want to be moved by powerful storytelling, these novels are sure to satisfy.


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