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Angie Thomas Talks Inspiration and Bravery With THE HATE U GIVE Fans

THE HATE U GIVE inspires teens in new Epic Reads videos!

Angie Thomas‘ beautifully thought-provoking novel The Hate U Give has been adapted into a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg.

Surrounding the films release, Epic Reads has released new videos featuring Thomas speaking with a group of teens about the novel and using their voice in society.

In the “Inspirations” featurette (featured at the top of the post,) the author answers questions about the book’s title and her inspiration for writing it, which came straight from real world events. The second featurette (below) shows Thomas talking to same group about the power of speaking out and raising their voice to affect change in the world around them.

If you live in or near certain major city markets, you can watch the film now. The rest of us will have to wait until next Friday, October 19th, when the film will have its wide release. You can preorder tickets now via Fandango or

By Kait

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