On the Come Up (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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By Angie Thomas, Bahni Turpin (Read by)

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From the same brilliant mind that gave us The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas has returned with another showstopper. On The Come Up made me laugh, cry, think, and shake my fist in the air like a crazy person. A truly remarkable and powerful story about a 16-year old named Bri who wants to be a rapper and help her family stay afloat. Thomas' poignant depiction of black youth in America is once again life-changing. If you even remotely loved The Hate U Give, you will love this book too! "If The Hate U Give helped you find your voice, then On The Come Up will help you make some noise." -Angie Thomas

— Jillian Jones

Spring 2019 Kids Indie Next List

“For her sophomore book, Thomas gives us a heroine — Brianne — who is struggling against both her family’s expectations as well as those of white people as she tries to make her way doing what she loves: rapping. We follow her through ups and downs as she navigates racism at her school and the expectations of black girls in the music world. Excellently written and incredibly unputdownable, you will cheer and cry as Bri makes her way!”
— Melissa Fox, Watermark Books & Cafe, Wichita, KS

Product Details
ISBN: 9781509475506
ISBN-10: 1509475508
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: February 5th, 2019
Language: English