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On the Come Up

On the Come Up (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Unabridged edition)

By Thomas, Angie
Read by Turpin, Bahni

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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 undergrou...nd 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.
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ISBN 9780062844378
Released AU 5 Feb 2019
Publisher Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9780062844378
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Imprint Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Released 5 Feb 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Thomas, Angie
Read by Turpin, Bahni
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 38mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 386g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Bildungsromans, African Americans, African American teenage girls, Audiobooks, Freedom of speech
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult