WHAT THUG LIFE IS ALL ABOUT

Thug PosterA Debut Novel by Angie Thomas

#1 on the New York Times Bestseller List for YA Hardcovers:
53 weeks & counting

*SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE*divider 11 Starr

POTENTIAL

FRESH KICKS

BASKETBALL

“I’ve taught myself to speak with two different voices and only say certain things around certain people. I’ve mastered it.”

IDENTITY CRISIS

FRIENDSHIPdivider 12 16 years old

TEENAGE ANGST

PRIVATE SCHOOL

“Besties before testes.”

CHUCK TAYLORS
& JORDANS

YOUNG LOVE

PROM NIGHTdivider 13 the ghetto

COMMUNITY

IMPOVERISHED

“I can’t change where I come from or what I’ve been through, so why should I be ashamed of what makes me, me?”

CULTURE 

ADDICTION

CRIMEdivider 14 thug life

GANG VIOLENCE

TUPAC SHAKUR

“The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody.”

STRAPPED

HOOD RICH 

RIVALRYdivider 15 murder

SOLE WITNESS

GRIEF

“Goodbyes hurt the most when the other person’s already gone.”

UNARMED

BLAME

PREDJUDICEdivider 16 oppression

INJUSTICE

DISADVANTAGE

FEAR

“Funny. Slave masters thought they were making a difference in black people’s lives too.”

 

TEAR GAS

CONTROLdivider 17 black lives matter

ACTIVISM

JUSTICE

PROTEST

FIRST AMENDMENT

“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”

PROSPERITY

EQUALITY

BASIC HUMAN RIGHTSdivider 1love over hate“I look at books as being a form of activism. Sometimes they’ll show us a side of the world that we might not have known about.”
-Angie Thomasdivider 1AWARD WINNING

  1. Boston Globe Horn Book Award – 2017
  2. National Book Award Nominee for Young People’s Literature – 2017
  3. Odyssey Award – 2018
  4. William C. Morris Award – 2018
  5. Coretta Scott King Honor – 2018
  6. Edgar Award Nominee for Best Young Adult – 2018
  7. Michael L. Printz Honor – 2018
  8. Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers’ Literature – 2017
  9. Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction – 2017
  10. Goodreads Choice Award for Debut Author – 2017

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