Thomas, Angie,

On the come up / Angie Thomas. - First edition. - 434 pages ; 22 cm.

When sixteen-year-old Bri, an aspiring rapper, pours her anger and frustration into her first song, she finds herself at the center of a controversy. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time-- and has massive shoes to fill. She's been labeled a hoodlum at school, and the fridge at home is empty after her mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral-- for all the wrong reasons. Portrayed by the media as a menace, Bri makes a choice-- and becomes the very thing the public has made her out to be. The odds are stacked against her, and freedom of speech isn't always free. -- adapted from jacket

9781406372168 9780062498564 0062498568


Rap musicians--Teen fiction.
African Americans--Teen fiction.
Freedom of speech--Teen fiction.
Teenagers--Teen fiction.

Young adult fiction.

PZ7.1.T448 / On 2019


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