On the Come Up by Angie Thomas || Book Review

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas || Book Review

"All these folks I've never met became gods over my life. Now I gotta take the power back." Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he [...]

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas || Book Review

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas || Book Review

"What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?" Following the powerful and important #blacklivematter movement, Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give is an inspirational story about fighting oppression and seeking equality for all. When Starr Carter witnesses a police officer commit a horrific act upon her [...]