On the Come Up [electronic resource] / Angie Thomas

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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. 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 your 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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      OverDrive MP3 Audiobook audiobook-mp3 337509890
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    • ISBN:
      9780062840684
    • Accession Number:
      fay.642456

Reviews

Booklist Reviews - Audio And Video Online Reviews 1991-2018

Bahni Turpin's multi-voiced performance of Angie Thomas's second novel gives protagonist Bri, her mom, aunt, brother, best (male) friends, and a wide variety of young, older, sketchy, and self-satisfied characters distinct tones, pacing and inflections, and almost always spot-on accents. Turpin, as Bri, raps, worries, sasses, and boasts, her teenaged girl rhythms and pitch so real that it's no problem forgetting that Turpin is an actor and not Bri herself. Thomas writes with a performer's sensibility and a listener's ear so phrasing and descriptions are rich with audio-friendly material. This title features a full range of characters and multiple subplots, and Turpin keeps listeners well on track with her vocal guidance. This is worthy of attention from teens who already enjoy audio as well as those who have never heard an audiobook, and adults who are open to an inside experience with a confident would-be rapper. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1

Bahni Turpin's multi-voiced performance of Angie Thomas's second novel gives protagonist Bri, her mom, aunt, brother, best (male) friends, and a wide variety of young, older, sketchy, and self-satisfied characters distinct tones, pacing and inflections, and almost always spot-on accents. Turpin, as Bri, raps, worries, sasses, and boasts, her teenaged girl rhythms and pitch so real that it's no problem forgetting that Turpin is an actor and not Bri herself. Thomas writes with a performer's sensibility and a listener's ear so phrasing and descriptions are rich with audio-friendly material. This title features a full range of characters and multiple subplots, and Turpin keeps listeners well on track with her vocal guidance. This is worthy of attention from teens who already enjoy audio as well as those who have never heard an audiobook, and adults who are open to an inside experience with a confident would-be rapper. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.