Posted on April 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Angie Thomas takes a pragmatic — yet positive — view about the impact of her writing, in a recent interview with the Guardian.

Of course she expects her most recent YA novel, Concrete Rose, to be the target of a ban.

After all, it contains scenes of violence, references to drugs, and teenage pregnancy — and it’s also a prequel to her bestselling (and frequently challenged) debut, The Hate U Give.

No matter the adult reaction to it, though, Thomas sees the book as an important message to anyone who can identify with its main character, Maverick (the father from The Hate U Give).

Head to the Guardian to read more of her thoughts on how she decided to write Concrete Rose and the experience of doing so.

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