Interview with Author Angie Thomas

Angie Greaves and Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give Book CoverThere’s been a lot of talk and media coverage about American author Angie Thomas and her book entitled ‘The Hate You Give’ – not a title that would have drawn me ordinarily but the storyline is beyond gripping.

The vision of the book is taken through the eyes of a 16 year old girl – Starr – who witnesses an event involving her best friend which promotes a branch of the Black Lives Matter movement.  BUT because Starr attends a school out of her neighbourhood and is in the minority it draws friendship and unity and breaks down racial barriers.  Please don’t be put off by the title of this book, it’s a must read for ALL.

Angie was in the UK and gave me a little of her time in between interviews with BBC Radio and Television, Women’s Hour and Channel 4.  Thank you Angie – much appreciated.

(Please be aware that this interview took place in a hotel bar – hence the clinking of cups and plates etc).