On the Come Up

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This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give.
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, Bri's got massive shoes to fill.
But it's hard to get your come up when you're 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 doesn't just want to make it--she 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 Up is 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 isn't always free.
Target age group 14 and up
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  • Age Group
    13 to 14 yrs
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Grade Level
    6+
  • Theme 1
    Emotions & Feelings
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
  • Theme 2
    Social, Personal & Family Topics
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    People & Places | United States - African American
    Prejudice & Racism
    Performing Arts | Music
    Homelessness & Poverty
  • Author
    Thomas, Angie
  • Lexile Level
    550 HL
  • AR Level
    3.8
  • Pages
    464
  • Publication Date
    2/5/2019
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
  • Dimensions
    1.7 H x 8.4 L x 6.0 W
  • Case Qty
    27
  • Dewey
    Fiction
  • Weight
    1.15 lbs
  • ISBN-13
    9780062498564
  • ISBN-10
    0062498568
  • Item #
    52622
This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give. 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, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But it's hard to get your come up when you're 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 doesn't just want to make it--she 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 Up is 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 isn't always free. Target age group 14 and up

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