Angie Thomas in Conversation with MK Asante

Photo of Angie Thomas, MK Asante, and book cover

Angie Thomas, the bestselling, award-winning author of The Hate U Give, presents her highly anticipated second novel, On the Come Up.

Thomas will be in conversation with MK Asante, award-winning writer, filmmaker, hip-hop artist, and distinguished professor.  

Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up (published February 5 by HarperCollins), an ode to hip-hop, 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.

Featuring Youth Poet Laureates.

This is a ticketed event. OUSD students can sign up for a free ticket here.

More event details are available here.

Thanks to the Friends of the Oakland Public Library for supporting this event.  The event is co-sponsored by Oakland Unified School District Library Services and Berkeley’s Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore.


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