Angie Thomas is the New York Times number one bestselling author of The Hate U Give, which has recently been adapted into a major movie from Fox 2000, starring Amandla Stenberg and Anthony Mackie.
The book also won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the CILIP Amnesty Honour, the National Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year and the Books are my Bag Readers Award.
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff is an award-winning writer, editor and columnist who focuses on issues surrounding race, social justice, culture and media. She is Deputy Editor at gal-dem, a magazine written and produced exclusively by women of colour and non-binary people of colour, aiming to diversify the journalism landscape. She contributes to publications including The Guardian, iPaper and Dazed, and is editor of the book Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children, a leading new exploration of the Windrush generation.