Walker Books will publish Angie Thomas' Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth later this year.
Executive editorial director Denise Johnstone-Burt acquired UK rights from HarperCollins US, with the book set to publish simultaneously in the US in March 2020. Thomas is represented by Brooks Sherman from US agency Janklow & Nesbit Associates.
The Hate U Give (Walker) author will "share advice and best practice for aspiring authors, including step by step craft tips, writing prompts and exercises, as well as 24 illustrated inspirational quotes from her acclaimed novels and space for the reader’s own words", said the publisher.
Johnstone-Burt said: "Angie Thomas is a very special writer, who not only writes moving and powerful stories with a unique voice, but also inspires us by shining a light on issues and communities too often excluded from literature. Her novels have encouraged hundreds of young people to speak out and ‘find their truth’ and this journal is the perfect way to help them go further. Full of guidance and ideas, Find Your Voice is the ideal tool to inspire fans and aspiring writers alike, from one of the most powerful voices in writing today."
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