Balzer + Bray
On Sale: February 5, 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
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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
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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