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Author Weyer, Hannah.

Title On the come up : a novel, based on a true story / Hannah Weyer.

Publication Info. New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2013]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Coal City PL Adult Fiction - CCBB-2  F WEYER    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC WEY    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL First Floor - KKBB-2  FIC WEYER    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Fiction - NLBB-1  WEY    AVAILABLE
 Princeton PL Adult Fiction - PRGG-8  F WEY    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "Willful, outspoken, and precariously naive, thirteen-year-old AnnMarie Walker dreams of a world beyond Far Rockaway, where the sway of the neighborhood keeps her tied to old ideas about success. Then one day, while attending a high school for pregnant girls, she comes across a flyer advertising movie auditions in Manhattan for an independent film. Astonishingly, improbably, and four months before she's due to give birth--she lands a lead role. For a time, AnnMarie soars, acting for the camera, flying to the Sundance Film Festival, seeing her face on screen. But when the movie closes and the realities of her life set in, AnnMarie's grit and determination are the only tools left to keep her moving forward. Told with humor, zest, and remarkable compassion, On The Come Up is an addictive read about heroism in the face of adversity. It is based on a true story"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject African American girls -- Fiction.
African American actresses -- Fiction.
Teenage pregnancy -- Fiction.
FICTION / African American / Urban Life.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
FICTION / Lesbian.
Genre/Form Bildungsromans.
ISBN 9780385537322 hardback
0385537328 hardback

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