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On the Come Up

By: Thomas, Angie

0062844377 / 9780062844378
Paperback
05/02/2019
Usually dispatched within 4 weeks
140 x 210 mm, 388 grams 464 pages
Quiz No: 236099, Points 13.00, Book Level 3.80,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More

The YA love letter to hip-hopstreaming on Paramount+ September 23, 2022! Starring Sanaa Lathan (in her directorial debut), Jamila C. Gray, DaVine Joy Randolph,Lil Yachty,Method Man,Mike Epps,GaTa(Davionte Ganter),Miles Gutierrez-Riley,Titus Makin Jr., andMichael Anthony Cooper Jr.

#1 New York Times bestseller * Seven starred reviews * Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bris got massive shoes to fill. But its hard to get your come up when youre labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral . . . for all the wrong reasons.

Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesnt just want to make itshe has to.Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.

Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Upis an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isnt always free.

For all the struggle in this book, Thomas rarely misses a step as a writer. Thomas continues to hold up that mirror with grace and confidence. We are lucky to have her, and lucky to know a girl like Bri.The New York Times Book Review

Plus don't miss Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas's powerful prequel to her phenomenal bestseller, The Hate U Give!

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