An evening with Angie Thomas and Patrice Lawrence
Thursday 13th April 19:00 - 20:30 at London - Piccadilly
Meet two incredible authors as they discuss their gripping and timely books that both investigate the stigmas facing young black people today, from rough neighbourhoods in the Southern states of the US to Hackney’s estates.
The Hate U Give is the hugely anticipated debut from Angie Thomas, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement – when Starr is the only witness in the shooting of her unarmed friend Khalil by a white police officer, she’s thrust into a limelight she’s reluctant to enter. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence, shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Book Award and the 2017 Waterstones Children’s Fiction Prize, follows sixteen-year-old Marlon, who has made his mum a promise - he'll never follow his big brother, Andre, down the wrong path. So far, it's been easy, but when a date ends in tragedy, Marlon finds himself hunted. They're after the mysterious Mr Orange, and they're going to use Marlon to get to him. Marlon's out of choices - can he become the person he never wanted to be, to protect everyone he loves?
Make sure you don’t miss this chance to hear two fantastic black authors at the top of their game discuss the issues in their books in an exclusive trip to the UK for US-based Angie Thomas.
Tickets cost £6( which includes a £3 discount off either of the authors books on the evening) and are available online, instore or by contacting 02078512400. Any questions or queries please contact events.piccadilly@ waterstones.com
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