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Author Angie Thomas talks about her new book at the Wilbur

Author Angie Thomas
Author Angie Thomas(Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

YA star author Angie Thomas danced onto the stage at the Wilbur Theatre Thursday night for a conversation with Christina Tucker of the podcast “Unfriendly Black Hotties.” Thomas, whose debut novel was the wildly popular “The Hate U Give’’ was in town to promote her new book. “On the Come Up’’ follows 16-year-old rapper Bri who has trouble at school, is about ready to be evicted along with her ex-addict mom, and whose first song has just gone viral and ignited a controversy.

Paul S. Makishima

Author Angie Thomas (right) is pictured at an event at the Wilbur Theatre where she was promoting her book "On the Come Up.” Christina Tucker is pictured at left.
Author Angie Thomas (right) is pictured at an event at the Wilbur Theatre where she was promoting her book "On the Come Up.” Christina Tucker is pictured at left.(Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Paul S. Makishima can be reached at makishima@globe.com.