On the come up
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Published
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019].
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
458 pages ; 21 cm
Rating
HL550L
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Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
0062498584, 9780062498588
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 3.8, 13 Points
Lexile code
HL
Lexile measure
550

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Description
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 you 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. --,From dust jacket.
Target Audience
HL550L,lexile
Target Audience
Decoding: 5 (very hard),Vocabulary: 5 (very hard),Sentences: 4 (hard),Patterns: 5 (very hard),Lexile.
Awards
Boston Globe/Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Honor, 2019

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Thomas, A. (2019). On the come up (First edition.). Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thomas, Angie. 2019. On the Come Up. New York, NY: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thomas, Angie. On the Come Up New York, NY: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Thomas, Angie. On the Come Up First edition., Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.

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