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On the come up /

by Thomas, Angie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]Edition: First edition.Description: 447 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062498564; 0062498568.Subject(s): Rap musicians -- Juvenile fiction | African Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Freedom of speech -- Juvenile fiction | Teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | Singers -- Fiction | Rap (Music) -- Fiction | African Americans -- Fiction | Single-parent families -- Fiction | YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- People & Places -- United States -- African American | YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- Social Themes -- Prejudice & Racism | YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- Performing Arts -- Music | Bildungsromans | Young adult fiction | Bildungsromans | Young adult fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Young adult works | Novels | Urban fictionSummary: Sixteen-year-old Bri hopes to become a great rapper, and after her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, must decide whether to sell out or face eviction with her widowed mother.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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. </p> <p>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.</p>

Sixteen-year-old Bri hopes to become a great rapper, and after her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, must decide whether to sell out or face eviction with her widowed mother.

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If reading The Hate U Give (rev. 3/17) was like listening to 2Pac, intent on capturing the emotional impact of injustice, On the Come Up is more like Biggie, focusing on the experience of coming up while refusing to deny the complexity of moving out of ones community through education, notoriety, or fame. Sixteen-year-old Bri attends a public arts high school and dreams of being a rapper like her father, who was murdered in a gang shooting outside their house when Bri was young. Her mother, a recovering addict, and her studious older brother, recently admitted to graduate school, work hard as they worry about making ends meet, and they face the perpetual indignities of a world that unfairly judges poverty as lack of character. After winning a rap battle in her neighborhood (the same setting as The Hate U Give), Briwho is already known at her school since being thrown to the ground by security officersbecomes hood famous. Doors start to open; her fathers old manager wants to take her on as a clientbut it comes at a price Bri isnt sure she is willing to pay. The narrative builds to a crescendo that forces Bri to decide who she wants to be as a rapper and a person. With sharp, even piercing, characterization, this indelible and intricate story of a young woman who is brilliant and sometimes reckless, who is deeply loved and rightfully angry at a world that reduces her to less than her big dreams call her to be, provides many pathways for readers. Secondary charactersincluding Bris two best guy friends and her fiercely protective drug-dealing gang-member aunt, along with her strict but loving paternal grandparentsmake for a remarkably well-rounded cast. A love letter to hip-hop, with Bris lyrics and her thought process behind them included throughout, this richly woven narrative touches on themes familiar to Thomass readers, such as the over-policing of black bodies and navigating beloved communities that are also challenged by drugs and violence. christina l. dobbs March/April 2019 p 91(c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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