On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

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Recommended by Michelle Ings (@michelle_ings)

Form and genre: prose, teen fiction

Length: 448 pages

Summary: Thomas’ follow up novel to The Hate U Give. Brilliant novel that covers racial stereotypes and conformism. Explores teenage issues and coming of age in a difficult and often hostile society.

Age recommendation and challenging content: Some offensive language. Would recommend for Year 9.

Notable reasons for recommending this book: Brilliantly written – engaging prose. Cultural value, teaching about racial stereotypes, links to BLM movements.