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Bonus Tag: Black Lives Matter > On the Come Up by Angie Thomas - 5 stars

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message 1: by Amy (new) - rated it 5 stars

Amy | 9053 comments Outstanding! 5 star! Top Ten, and probably for a decade!

Unbelievably well done! Compelling, powerful. Truth that needs to be told! Angie Thomas does it again! Manages to teach through fiction that is accessible, powerful, and probably is the truth.

A perfect read for those, especially young people. who really want to understand the experience of inequity in black experience. Stars a 16 year old girl, a rapper, an instant superstar, who needs to speak her truth. The book is her coming to figure out what that is and who she is. Its a sensation and I nearly cried several times.

For those who care about such things, I am cross-posting this to the Black Lives Matter tag, and the Poll Ballot tally tag for Civil Rights.

message 2: by Holly R W (new)

Holly R W | 1489 comments Glad to see your 5 stars, Amy. I loved her 1st book. This newer book's been on and off of my TBR a lot. It's going back on!

Robin P | 1979 comments I did both her books on audio, and I recommend that!

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