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On the come up

Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 you mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Juvenile fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angie Thomas
ISBN: 9780062498564 0062498568 9780062844378 0062844377 9781406372168 1406372161 0062498584 9780062498588
OCLC Number: 1035945584
Awards: Boston Globe/Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Honor, 2019
Target Audience: HL550L; Decoding: 5 (very hard); Vocabulary: 5 (very hard); Sentences: 4 (hard); Patterns: 5 (very hard)
Description: 458 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Angie Thomas.

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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 you 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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"Thomas, a former rapper herself, packs so much into these 448 pages, but they fly along with the agility of one of Bri's freestyles." * The Times, Children's Book of the Week * "There is no Read more...

 
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