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Angie Thomas Book Signing

  • Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts 251 Montgomery Street Montgomery, AL, 36104 United States (map)
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Books-A-Million welcomes New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas to Montgomery, Alabama.

About this Event
Books-A-Million welcomes New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas to Montgomery, Alabama for a special author presentation at Troy University's Davis Theatre. Angie will be live in conversation with Dr. Felicia A. Bell, Director of the Rosa Parks Museum. This is a ticketed event.

A book signing will follow the presentation. Eventbrite tickets include admission for two guests and one copy of her new book titled On the Come Up or a copy of her first title The Hate U Give that will be distributed upon check-in. Books-A-Million will provide additional books for purchase in the lobby. Angie Thomas will sign one new book for each pair of customers in attendance, plus one book from home should that be requested. Photo opportunities with Angie are available at the signing table, so make sure you have your phone or camera ready as you approach. Our staff will assist you as you have your books signed. Signing guidelines are subject to change.

More about On the Come Up
On the Come Up is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give.

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill.

But it's hard to get your come up when you're labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral ... for all the wrong reasons.

Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn't just want to make it--she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.

Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn't always free.

More about The Hate U GiveThe acclaimed, award-winning novel is now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, and Common.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

More about Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she holds a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University. Her award-winning, acclaimed debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Fox 2000, starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by George Tillman, Jr.

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