Salon@615 Special Edition with Angie Thomas | On The Come Up Tour
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A Salon@615 Special Event
Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she holds a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University. Her award-winning, acclaimed debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Fox 2000, starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by George Tillman, Jr. Her second novel, On the Come Up, will be published February 5, 2019. Thomas will discuss the novel in conversation with Cat Acree, deputy editor of BookPage magazine.
Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she holds a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University.
On the Come Up
On the Come Up is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give.
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.
Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public Library, The Nashville Public Library Foundation, Humanities Tennessee, BookPage magazine, and Parnassus Books. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author events and book signings to our community. Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville’s cultural calendar.
A book signing will follow at the conclusion of the event.
Tickets on sale Friday, December 7, 10am
$27.50/Standard with Book
Includes one copy of On the Come Up, which can be signed by the author after the event. Enter the code RISE and add two Standard with Book tickets to your cart to receive the second ticket for $10. Please note that discounted tickets do NOT include a copy of On the Come Up. Only one discounted ticket per full-price ticket may be purchased. Discount cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets. Additional books will be available for purchase at the event.
Enter the code READ to purchase a Student ticket for $6.50. Student tickets are available to anyone with a valid student photo ID. You can only purchase one (1) Student ticket per student photo ID. Please note that Student tickets do NOT include a copy of On the Come Up.
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