Award-winning writer receives key to Mississippi city

March 1, 2018 GMT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The author of a New York Times best-selling book has been awarded a key to her Mississippi hometown.

WLBT-TV reports Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba presented Angie Thomas with a key to the city Tuesday.

Thomas’s first book, “The Hate U Give,” is a number one New York Times best-seller that is based on her life in her Georgetown neighborhood.

Her book is now a movie, with filming finishing in November. Thomas says they have an amazing cast and including actress Amandla Stenberg.

Thomas, who still resides in Jackson, is now hoping to bring one of the premiers to her hometown.


Information from: WLBT-TV, http://www.wlbt.com