On the Come Up

#1 New York Times bestseller · Seven starred reviews · Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book “For all the struggle in this book, Thomas rarely misses a step as a writer.

Author: Angie Thomas

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062498576

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

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#1 New York Times bestseller · Seven starred reviews · Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book “For all the struggle in this book, Thomas rarely misses a step as a writer. Thomas continues to hold up that mirror with grace and confidence. We are lucky to have her, and lucky to know a girl like Bri.”—The New York Times Book Review This digital edition contains a letter from the author, deleted scenes, a picture of the author as a teen rapper, an annotated playlist, Angie’s top 5 MCs, an annotated rap, illustrated quotes from the book, and an excerpt from Angie’s next novel, Concrete Rose. 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 your 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.

On the Come Up

I went into my pockets and pulled out a ten-dollar bill and handed it to her. “How
much is that car he's playing with?” “It's free,” she said with a mean scowl on her
face. “Just because you got a little bit of money, you think you can come up in ...

Author: Travis Hunter

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758274408

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Growing up in the heart of the Atlanta ghetto, siblings DeMarco and Jasmine Winslow have developed a talent for survival. But if given the chance, they would do anything for a fresh start. . . . By the time DeMarco was fifteen, being locked up was better than being at home. So whenever he got hungry or cold or just plain tired of living in the ghetto, he'd steal something and make sure he got caught, 'cause going to juvie was like going to heaven: video games, basketball courts, a big screen television, and three hot meals a day. And now that he's back in the hood, things seem worse than before. Jasmine, DeMarco's twin sister, hasn't had the luxury of vacationing in juvie. She's had to balance being an honor roll student with fighting off advances from her mother's boyfriend. After her mom sides with her boyfriend, Jasmine's out on the streets and running with the DIVAs, a rough group of girls whose number one goal is to get paid. But when Jasmine finally gets her chance to break free, she learns the hard way that no one leaves the hood unscathed. . . . Also Available TWO THE HARD WAY AT THE CROSSROADS [show covers]

On the Come Up

AnnMarie wasin adaze of wide-open happiness. She'd kept it from Darius. That
firstaudition, the callbacks. Even Dean coming out to meet her mother. Ever since
they'd taken his equipment, he'd been moody. Drinking Hennessy before noon, ...

Author: Hannah Weyer

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385537336

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Based on a true story, an impassioned and propulsive debut novel about a headstrong girl from Far Rockaway, Queens, who is trying to find her place in the world Written in an urban vernacular that’s electrifying and intimate, On the Come Up introduces a heroine whose voice is irrepressible, dynamic, and unstintingly honest. Thirteen-year-old AnnMarie Walker dreams of a world beyond Far Rockaway, where the sway of the neighborhood keeps her tied to old ideas about success. While attending a school for pregnant teens, AnnMarie comes across a flyer advertising movie auditions in Manhattan. Astonishingly, improbably, and four months before she’s due to give birth—she lands a lead role. For a time, AnnMarie soars—acting for the camera, flying to the Sundance Film Festival, seeing her face on-screen. But when the film fades from view and the realities of her life set in, AnnMarie’s grit and determination are the only tools left to keep her moving forward. Told with remarkable compassion and based on the real-life story of Anna Simpson, whom the author met during the filming of the award-winning Our Song, Hannah Weyer’s debut novel is an incredible act of literary ventriloquism that powerfully illuminates the lives of the urban unseen.

The Come Up Internet Entrepreneur

The sole purpose of this book is to show you that there are multiple ways to get
on “The Come Up” and that countless people have used the Internet to leave
their cubicle and live freely with multiple sources of reliable income. I want to
teach ...

Author: Brandon Labraun Curry

Publisher: Labraun

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

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The Come Up explains various ways that successful entrepreneurs have made thousands and even millions online. Using a 10 step business model, laptop, internet connection and a couple of social media accounts, you too can become wealthy online. You don't need to be a genius or a programmer.

The Come Up Boys 2

Until then, he planned on spending time with Kay and his son because he was
about to turn his grind up to a new level. Once the shipment landed in ... All the
hustlers did the same yelling, Come Up Boys. Peso stood looking at the scene.

Author: J-TWO

Publisher: T & J Publications Presents

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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PESO is the leader of a group of money hungry killers who run the streets of Muskegon, Michigan. After barely surviving a bloody war against a rival kingpin, the war ensues and Peso is faced with the improbable task of outwitting and defeating a dirty ex-cop that is out for his blood. While trying to stay atop the trenches, Peso takes an unexpected loss, forcing the young savage to play the hand he’s been dealt. Down but never out, Peso meets a connected beauty with a secret agenda that may be his entrance back into the game. They come together to turn the tables of the dope game like never before, ultimately catapulting Peso to the top of the drug hierarchy. But her favors come at a price and soon, Peso is trapped with his back against the wall. Will this cunning, street boss be able to overcome the many obstacles of building an impenetrable drug infrastructure, or will he be crushed by the calculating vixen that he was forced to entrust?

The Come Up

This is his debut book under his media consultant company, S.P.E.A.K. UP by DerrionLH. Follow him on all social media platforms at @DerrionLH

Author: Derrion Henderson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781694185853

Category:

Page: 140

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This memoir embodies the most transformative time(s) of my life. It dives into how spiritually, mentally, and whole-heartedly I had to be ready for key moments. I hope that telling my personal story would open up the floodgates to someone else's soul to let go of everything holding them down. It covers a part of my life where I went from doubting myself to encompassing complete confidence.Derrion Henderson is an EMMY-Nominated journalist from St. Louis, Missouri. Two years into his career, he returned home to report on the city that molded him. SInce returning, he's received several awards. They include: DELUX Magazine 30under30, St. Louis Champion by Explore St. Louis, and two distinguished alumni awards from his high school alma maters Riverview Gardens and North Technical High Schools. This is his debut book under his media consultant company, S.P.E.A.K. UP by DerrionLH. Follow him on all social media platforms at @DerrionLH

Study Guide to on the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Study Guide to "On the Come Up" by Angie Thomas is ideal for both the individual self-study and for reading groups/classes. This comprehensive guide aims to support reflective reading, not to replace it.

Author: Ray Moore

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Study Guide to "On the Come Up" by Angie Thomas is ideal for both the individual self-study and for reading groups/classes. This comprehensive guide aims to support reflective reading, not to replace it. The critical analysis brings together a range of opinion on the text and offers a consistent reading.It includes: - An Introduction; - Original critical analysis for teachers/students/readers including: an annotated list of characters, narrative voice, genre, themes, symbols, etc.; - Each chapter is accompanied by helpful explanatory notes and a detailed commentary; - In a separate section (ideal for student worksheets) guiding questions that encourage readers to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text. No answers are given (though much of the ground is covered in the commentaries). The questions are designed to stimulate thought, discussion and interpretation and can be used for self-study, group discussion, jigsaw groups, formal presentations, written answers, etc.; Ideas for groupings for group discussion, feedback, and presentation; Definitions of key literary terms and a literary terms activity; Two graphic organizers for student notes; and other activities to aid individual understanding of one's own opinions on the social issues at the heart of the novel; Suggestions for further reading.Also available by this authorStudy Guide to "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas

The Come Up

But while his career prospects have never been better, Jamal is still plagued by the memories of his humble beginnings, threatening to pull him back down just as he's on the come up.

Author: Nia Forrester

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548932244

Category:

Page: 342

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Jamal Turner is near the top of his game. Widely-known as the trusted right-hand man to music mogul Chris Scaife, he's poised to become chief operating officer of his friend and mentor's international recording conglomerate. But while his career prospects have never been better, Jamal is still plagued by the memories of his humble beginnings, threatening to pull him back down just as he's on the come up. Makayla Hughes knows who she is and where she comes from, and she flat out refuses to allow working in the high-powered recording industry to change her or her most closely-held friendships. But when she's thrown into close quarters, working on a project with the notorious Jamal Turner, she begins to wonder whether her determination to 'keep it real' is also keeping her world very, very small. Jamal is drawn to Makayla, but he can't let the man he used to be stand in the way of the man he's becoming. There's no doubt she fits into the life Jamal used to have, but what's not as clear is whether she belongs in the life he wants.

Angie Thomas 2 Book Collection

Discover the critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling The Hate U Give and the highly anticipated On the Come Up from Angie Thomas in this two-book collection.

Author: Angie Thomas

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062914820

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 928

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Discover the critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling The Hate U Give and the highly anticipated On the Come Up from Angie Thomas in this two-book collection. FIND YOUR VOICE. MAKE SOME NOISE. The Hate U Give William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Michael L. Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important."—Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. On the Come Up 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 your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral…for all the wrong reasons.


Hawaiian Timber for the Coming Generations

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be thinned , protected from cattle , and measured to note the missing factors . It is
not anticipated that yields of koa will exceed 10M bd.ft. to the acre and the ...

Author: Norman K. Carlson

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Category: Honaunau Forest

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Painting and Decorating

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come up as a resolution at the next there is something necessary to make that
com convention , although for my part I can not see mittee still more of a success .

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Chambers s Journal

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negresses , with gleaming 0 _ , coming up . " Look there , far inland , where teeth
and rolling eyes , and gay - coloured handkerthe mists have just drifted aside .

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The Coming Plague

In the absence of antibiotic treatment S. dysenteriae killed up to 20 percent of the
children in whom it caused disease, ... to come up with enough foreign exchange
to purchase alternative drugs from wealthy-nation pharmaceutical companies.

Author: Laurie Garrett

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429953276

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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A New York Times bestseller The definitive account of the infectious diseases threatening humanity by Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Laurie Garrett "Prodigiously researched . . . A frightening vision of the future and a deeply unsettling one." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times After decades spent assuming that the conquest of infectious disease was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged by AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, cholera that defies chlorine water treatment, and exotic viruses that can kill in a matter of hours. Relying on extensive interviews with leading experts in virology, molecular biology, disease ecology, and medicine, as well as field research in sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, Central America, and the United States, Laurie Garrett's The Coming Plague takes readers from the savannas of eastern Bolivia to the rain forests of the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo on a harrowing, fifty year journey through the history of our battles with microbes. This book is a work of investigative reportage like no other and a wake-up call to a world that has become complacent in the face of infectious disease—one that offers a sobering and prescient warning about the dangers of ignoring the coming plague.

The Coming Prosperity

Cataracts are deposits that build up on the lens of the eye and gradually impair
vision. ... friends, he understood well the enormity of the challenge of eliminating
needless blindness, and set out to come up with a system that would be its match
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Author: Philip Auerswald

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199930848

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 141

Ours is the most dynamic era in human history. The benefits of four centuries of technological and organizational change are at last reaching a previously excluded global majority. This transformation will create large-scale opportunities in richer countries like the United States just as it has in poorer countries now in the ascent. In The Coming Prosperity, Philip E. Auerswald argues that it is time to overcome the outdated narratives of fear that dominate public discourse and to grasp the powerful momentum of progress. Acknowledging the gravity of today's greatest global challenges--like climate change, water scarcity, and rapid urbanization--Auerswald emphasizes that the choices we make today will determine the extent and reach of the coming prosperity. To make the most of this epochal transition, he writes, the key is entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs introduce new products and services, expand the range of global knowledge networks, and, most importantly, challenge established business interests, maintaining the vitality of mature capitalist economies and enhancing the viability of emerging ones. Auerswald frames narratives of inspiring entrepreneurs within the sweep of human history. The book's deft analysis of economic trends is enlivened by stories of entrepreneurs making an outsize difference in their communities and the world--people like Karim Khoja, who led the creation of the first mobile phone company in Afghanistan; Leila Janah, who is bringing digital-age opportunity to talented people trapped in refugee camps; and Victoria Hale, whose non-profit pharmaceutical company turned an orphan drug into a cure for black fever. Engagingly written and bracingly realistic about the prospects of our historical moment, The Coming Prosperity disarms the current narratives of fear and brings to light the vast new opportunities in the expanding global economy.

Our Corner

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supplement them ; and by sowing a few of the Early Horn every few weeks , you
... Thin out the main crop gradually till you leave them at about eight inches apart
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Category: Free thought

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The Complete Works

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of a very fire burn higher and hotter . stout countenance come up to the man that
Then said Christian , What means this ? sat there , saying , “ Set down my name ...

Author: John Bunyan

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The Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad

I cannot possibly stand the strain , ” he said , “ of having this question come up for
settlement every week . ” It seemed to me a good rule respecting benevolent gifts
. I felt that I could not stand the strain of having the matter come up for fresh ...

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Category: Congregational churches

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At the Red Glove

merry people chatting to one another as they paced up and down Now it was
almost deserted , though a few couples still lingered here and there ; but these
had seemingly come to the gardens to look into one another's eyes ; and it was ...

Author: Katharine Sarah Macquoid

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Page: 332

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