Angie Thomas, Author of “The Hate U Give”, In Conversation with MK Asante

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Mon Feb.18.2019 @ 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Tech Auditorium
Angie Thomas, the bestselling, award-winning author of The Hate U Give, presents her highly anticipated second novel, On the Come Up, at Tech on Monday, Feb. 18, 3-5 PM, in the auditorium off 42nd Street near Broadway. (Note, this is a holiday.) We are delighted to be one of only 15 sites hosting Angie Thomas’ national book tour.
Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up, 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.
Thomas will be in conversation with MK Asante, award-winning writer, filmmaker, hip-hop artist, and distinguished professor. 

Get Your Tickets

Seeking Additional Funders

OUSD Library Services is looking for people who are willing to fund $155 or more and ask five of their friends for $155 or more. 
  • For $155, 10 students will receive:
    • a copy of Angie Thomas’ new book On the Come Up, cover price $18.99  
    • a copy of MK Asante’s memoir, Buck, value $10.99
    • an opportunity to meet MK and Angie in person and to get their books signed by the author
To donate, please contact District Librarian Amy Cheney at or see District Library News for how to donate to our program to support this and other exciting literacy events for our students.

About Thomas & Asante

A former teen rapper, Angie Thomas holds a BFA in creative writing from Bellhaven University. Her 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. She was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi.
MK Asante is the author of It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop Generation and Buck: A Memoir, currently being adapted into a major motion picture.
The event is sponsored by Oakland Unified School District Library Services and Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore.  

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