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On the Come Up

On the Come Up (Annotated edition)

By Thomas, Angie
Read by Turpin, Bahni

#1 New York Times bestseller u Seven starred reviews u 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 kn...ow a girl like Bri."-The New York Times Book ReviewThis digital edition contains a letter from the author, deleted scenes, a picture of the author as a teen rapper, an annotated playlist, Angie's top 5 MCs, an annotated rap, illustrated quotes from the book, and an excerpt from Angie's next novel, Concrete Rose. 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 Upis 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 9780062498571
Published 5 Feb 2019
Publisher HarperCollins
Availabilty Not yet available in AU

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ISBN-13 9780062498571
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint Balzer + Bray
Released 5 Feb 2019
Publication Country
Format Annotated edition
Edition Annotated edition
Author(s) By Thomas, Angie
Read by Turpin, Bahni
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Emotions & Feelings
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Fiction Dealing With Multiculturalism
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code FIC
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
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