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Writers at The Rose: The FOLD Presents Angie Thomas

Writers at The Rose: The FOLD Presents Angie Thomas

The next installment of Writers at The Rose promises to be inspiring. Don’t miss #1 New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas in conversation with Amanda Parris. Angie will discuss her new novel, On the Come Up, a story of fighting for your dreams, and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free.
 
Please note the author will be available for a book signing after the event (one book only; no personalization).
 
Writers at The Rose is a partnership with the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) and The Rose Brampton. The series highlights diverse voices, showcasing important writers and stories in conversation with high-profile moderators and interviewers.
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Writers at The Rose: The FOLD Presents Angie Thomas
February 25, 2019
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7:00 PM
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​About 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.
 
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.
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