Sixteen-year-old Bri Jackson dreams of becoming a famous rapper. After a successful rap battle in a local ring, Bri finally gets her big break and records her first song. But the guns and gangsters that she raps about aren’t who she is; they were rhymes crafted by how she believes others see her as an African American in a poor neighborhood. Reactions come from all sides, some love the song while others want it removed from the internet. Bri just wants to “make it” so that she can help her family survive. In order to do that, she will have to embrace this new image, but will she lose herself now that she is finally on the come up? Just like in The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas delivers a powerful story that will stay with you long after you finish reading. -Rebecca, Atlanta
“For her sophomore book, Thomas gives us a heroine — Brianne — who is struggling against both her family’s expectations as well as those of white people as she tries to make her way doing what she loves: rapping. We follow her through ups and downs as she navigates racism at her school and the expectations of black girls in the music world. Excellently written and incredibly unputdownable, you will cheer and cry as Bri makes her way!”
— Melissa Fox, Watermark Books & Cafe, Wichita, KS
A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big she 's got massive shoes to fill. But when her mom loses her job food banks and shut-off notices become as much a part of her life as beats and rhymes. With homelessness staring her family down Bri no longer just wants to make it she has to make it. Brilliant insightful full of heart this is another modern classic from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation.