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On the Come Up

On the Come Up
 

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ISBN 9781406382297
Published 7 February 2019 by Walker Books
Available in PDF format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Thomas, Angie
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781406382297
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books
Publication Date 7 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Thomas, Angie
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 983968

Description of this Electronic Book

The highly anticipated second novel from one of the literary voices of a generation. Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning author New York Times #1 bestselling authorThe award-winning author of The Hate U Give returns with a powerful story about hip hop, freedom of speech and fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you.Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But when her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, Bri finds herself at the centre of controversy and portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. And with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it - she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be. Inspired by Angie's mom losing her job when Angie was a teenager, On the Come Up sheds light on child poverty in the US. Angie says: "Kids like Bri, who are facing homelessness and poverty, become statistics and numbers. Their stories are never told... I want to give those kids more books to see themselves in."The Hate U Give has been on the New York Times bestseller list since publication. It was also #1 on Amazon UK, and it has received numerous accolades, including winning the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year. It is shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. It was named a New York Times Editors' Choice and a Teen Vogue Book of the Year. It was also voted one of Time Magazine's books of the year. The movie adaptation releases in Australia in January, 2019.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Read this book if you enjoy gripping, real YA. It's a story that needs to be heard, from a part of America that is ignored and disempowered on a daily basis.

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Author's Bio

Angie Thomas is the author of the hugely critically acclaimed and bestselling The Hate U Give. She was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she is the recipient of a Walter Dean Myers Grant, awarded by the We Need Diverse Books campaign. This is her second novel. You can find her on Twitter: @acthomasbooks or visit her website, angiethomas.com.

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