Tuesday 5th March 2019 7pm - 8:30pm
Birmingham, Birmingham, Birmingham, B1
Literary Event, Signing, Children's Event, Chargeable Event
New York Times No1 bestselling author of one of the young adult books of 2017, Angie Thomas comes back to Birmingham.
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas is the highly anticipated second novel from one of the literary voices of a generation. The award-winning author of The Hate U Give returns with a powerful story about hip hop, freedom of speech – and fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you.
New York Times and Amazon UK best selling author Angie Thomas is back in Birmingham! Celebrating the publication of her second book On The Come Up, Angie will once again be delighting readers with a new heroine.
This time with 16 year old Bri. Angie writes about Bri… “Her story is my love letter to those black girls who are often made to feel as if they are somehow both too much and not enough in a world that makes wrongheaded assumptions about them. Through Starr’s journey, I hoped to inspire them and other young people to use their voices. With On the Come Up, I hope to inspire them to continue to speak even when society doesn’t like the way they do it. Freedom of speech isn’t necessarily free, especially when you’re young and black.
This novel is also a love letter to hip-hop. When I couldn’t find myself in books, I found myself in the rhymes written by MCs who looked like me and shared my experiences. These unconventional poets were my heroes, and are the heroes for millions of young people…Hip-hop is her sword and, ultimately, her dreams are her shield.”
Angie will be in conversation with Rakeem Omar, plus there will be live performances from Lady Sanity and Afro Queen.
This event will take place in Studio 5 at the Birmingham Hippodrome and tickets are now on sale via the Box Office. Do book soon as we know this will be a very popular event!
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