On the Come Up: Angie Thomas and Nic Stone in Conversation

at in store on 02/09/2019, 06:30 pm
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"Atlanta", GA
On the Come Up: Angie Thomas and Nic Stone in Conversation Join Charis and The Friends School of Atlanta in welcoming one of our all time favorite authors, Angie Thomas, to celebrate her new novel, On the Come Up with a very special conversation with Nic Stone (Dear, Martin, Odd One Out.) and introduced by author and publisher, Denene Millner (Denene Millner Books). If you loved The Hate U Give, you will love On the Come Up: 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 hasto. 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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