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On the Come Up

On the Come Up
 

The highly anticipated second novel from the #1 New York Times -bestselling author of The Hate U Give returns to the world of Garden Heights in a story about an aspiring teen rapper.

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ISBN 9780062498564
Barcode 9780062498564
Published 5 February 2019 by Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Thomas, Angie
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ISBN-13 9780062498564
ISBN-10 0062498568
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Imprint Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publication Date 5 February 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Thomas, Angie
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 43mm
Weight 522g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 913552

Description of this Book

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 get some streams on her mixtape. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But when her mom unexpectedly loses her job, food banks and shut-off notices become as much a part of her life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it--she has to make it. On the Come Up is Angie Thomas's homage to hip hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are, and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities of poor and working class black families. Brilliant, insightful, full of heart, this novel is another modern classic from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for THE HATE U GIVE: Pair this powerful debut with Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely's All American Boys to start a conversation on racism, police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement. --School Library Journal (starred review) Praise for THE HATE U GIVE: .. .An important and timely novel that reflects the world today's teens inhabit... Thomas delivers an authentic plot with realistic, relatable characters. --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)

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Author's Bio

Angie Thomas made her debut with the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning novel The Hate U Give. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. You can find her at www.angiethomas.com.

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