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On the Come Up

On the Come Up (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Thomas, Angie

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    1 Dec 20

#1 New York Times bestseller - Seven starred reviews - Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book 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 kno...w a girl like Bri. --The New York Times Book Review 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. --Washington Post
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ISBN 9780062498588
Released AU 1 Dec 2020
Publisher Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Dec 2020

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ISBN-13 9780062498588
Stock Release date is 1 December 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Dec 2020
Publisher Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Imprint Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Released 1 Dec 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Thomas, Angie
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 454g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
ONIX Text Young adult