Great Escape

‘The Hate U Give’ Author Angie Thomas on Moving to a Gated Community as a Young Black Woman

The verdict so far? Mixed.

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LLast year, Angie Thomas, author of the bestselling young adult novel The Hate U Give, moved to suburban Jackson, Mississippi, with her mother. Her reasons were twofold. One, the book — which follows the political…