On the come up - Thomas, Angie,author.

Jacket Image
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781406372168
Published:
7th Feb 2019
Publisher:
Walker Books and Subsidiaries
Dimensions:
434 pages: 198 x 129 x 26mm

No. 1 New York Times bestseller

"[An] exuberant, exquisitely intimate novel." The New York Times

"Passionate and powerful." Metro

"Pure magic." The Observer

Movie rights sold to Fox 2000; George Tillman Jr. to direct

The award-winning author of The Hate U Give returns with a powerful story about hip hop, freedom of speech - and fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you.

Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But when her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, Bri finds herself at the centre of controversy and portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. And with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it - she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.

Angie Thomas was born, raised and still resides in Mississippi. She is a former teen rapper, holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop. She can also still rap if needed. She is an inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. Film rights for her debut novel, The Hate U Give, have been optioned by Fox 2000 with George Tillman attached to direct and Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg set to star.