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On the Come Up

By Angie Thomas

The second novel from the bestselling and award-winning author Angie Thomas.

Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning author New York Times #1 bestselling author The highly anticipated second novel from Angie Thomas, the internationally bestselling and multi-award-winning author of The Hate U Give. Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. 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 and homelessness is staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it – she has to make it.

  • 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.”
  • On the Come Up also draws on Angie’s experiences as a teen rapper. She says, “It takes us right back to Garden Heights post Khalil. Buildings are burned, and a struggling community is left in the ashes. Hip hop was birthed from similar conditions in the Bronx … [when] young people used their creativity to make themselves heard and so created one of the most influential cultures of modern history.”
  • 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.

About the author

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.

ISBN: 9781406372168
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 5, 2019
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 448pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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