by Angie Thomas
Balzer and Bray
The highly anticipated second novel from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Hate U Give" returns to the world of Garden Heights in a story about an aspiring teen rapper.
"While acknowledging that society is quick to slap labels onto black teens, the author allows her heroine to stumble and fall before finding her footing and her voice. Thomas once again fearlessly speaks truth to power; a compelling coming-of-age story for all teens."
" On the Come Up truly shines in its exploration of Bri's resilience, determination, and pursuit of her dreams. In this splendid novel, showing many facets of the black identity and the black experience, Thomas gives readers another dynamic protagonist to root for."