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On The Come Up

by Angie Thomas

Synopsis

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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Copyright year 2019
ISBN-13 9780062498564
ISBN-10 0062498568
Class Copyright
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Subject Juvenile Fiction
File Size 139 MB
Number of Pages 464
Length of Recording 10
Language ENG
Shelf No. NB914
Grade Range 9-
Ages 14-
Lexile HL550L
Curriculums Texas Education Agency: Featured Titles Trademarks