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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi teen with a talent for writing is receiving a full college scholarship named for the author of “The Hate U Give.” Belhaven University says Imani Skipwith is the first recipient of its Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship. The author of bestselling young adult novels is a 2011 Belhaven graduate. Skipwith will graduate soon from the Mississippi School of the Arts. Thomas says Skipwith is “truly gifted from God” and deserves to focus on writing without financial worries. Thomas is helping to produce a movie based on her second novel, “On the Come Up,” and her third, “Concrete Rose,” is set to be published in January.



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