Simon & Schuster

On the Come Up


By best-selling author of The Hate U Give Angie Thomas, comes this story of sixteen-year-old Bri, who 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 pilling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it— she has to make it. 

This book is recommended for ages 14 years and older.