Virtual Event: Brittney Morris in conversation with Angie Thomas for THE COST OF KNOWING

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 5:30pm

Join YA authors Brittney Morris and Angie Thomas (a Mississippi native) for a discussion of Morris’ newest book, The Cost of Knowing.

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Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus is trying his best. He tries to be the best employee he can be at the local ice cream shop; the best boyfriend he can be to his amazing girlfriend, Talia; the best protector he can be over his little brother, Isaiah. But as much as Alex tries, he often comes up short.

It’s hard to for him to be present when every time he touches an object or person, Alex sees into its future. When he touches a scoop, he has a vision of him using it to scoop ice cream. When he touches his car, he sees it years from now, totaled and underwater. When he touches Talia, he sees them at the precipice of breaking up, and that terrifies him. Alex feels these visions are a curse, distracting him, making him anxious and unable to live an ordinary life.

And when Alex touches a photo that gives him a vision of his brother’s imminent death, everything changes. With Alex now in a race against time, death, and circumstances, he and Isaiah must grapple with their past, their future, and what it means to be a young Black man in America in the present.

About the Author:

Brittney Morris is the author of SLAY. She is also the founder and former president of the Boston University Creative Writing Club. You can find her online at and on Twitter or Instagram @BrittneyMMorris.

About the Host:

Angie Thomas is the author of the bestselling novels Concrete Rose, The Hate U Give, and On the Come Up. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Mississippi. You can find her online at

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Virtual: Zoom
The Cost of Knowing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534445451
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021