On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Abeism & ableist language
  • Classism
  • Racism & racial profiling
  • Substance addiction
  • Drug use
  • Death of a parent
  • Gun violence
  • Incarceration
  • Police brutality mentioned
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