Angie Thomas




Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center

3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030


Angie Thomas will close out Fall for the Book’s spring programming by discussing her #1 New York Times bestselling novel The Hate U Give, and her new book On the Come Up with critic Bethanne Patrick. Widely known as the Black Lives Matter-inspired YA novel, The New York Times has called The Hate U Give “a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time.” For its “pointed examinations of gun violence, racial profiling, and political activism,” Entertainment Weekly says it is “the best—and most important—book you’ll read this year. Her highly anticipated second novel, On the Come Up follows Bri, a girl who wants to be the greatest rapper of all time. When her first song goes viral–for the wrong reasons– she has to fight for her dream.
This event is free and open to the public. Due to high demand, we strongly recommend getting a limited quantity free Eventbrite ticket.
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General admission tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis at the door.
There will be book sales and a signing at this event.
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Parking Information

All parking areas in gray on this map will be available for this evening’s event. Please leave yourself extra time to arrive and park.