On the Come Up by Thomas, Angie
On the Come Up -- Angie Thomas - Hardcover
Angie Thomas

On the Come Up -- Angie Thomas - Hardcover

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#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, 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.

"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!

Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Published: 02/05/2019
Pages: 464
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 8.40h x 6.00w x 1.70d
ISBN: 9780062498564
Age Range: 14-17

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.8
Point Value: 13
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 500135 / On the Come Up

Award: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2019 pg. 141
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2019 - Book Of Special Distinction
BookPage 02/01/2019
School Library Journal 02/01/2019 pg. 77
Booklist 02/01/2019 pg. 72
Shelf Awareness 11/26/2019
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2019 pg. 91
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style