On the Come Up: Angie Thomas and Nic Stone in Conversation

Event date: 
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Headshot of Angie Thomas on the left with cover of On The Come Up in the middle and Nic Stone on the Right

Join Charis and The Friends School of Atlanta in welcoming one of our all time favorite authors, Angie Thomas, to celebrate her new novel, On the Come Up with a very special conversation with Nic Stone (Dear, MartinOdd One Out.) and introduced by author and publisher, Denene Millner (Denene Millner Books).

If you loved The Hate U Give, you will love On the Come UpSixteen-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 hasto. 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.


  • There is a maximum of two tickets allowed per purchase.

  • Tickets are required to attend. Buy your tickets here now.

  • General ticket holders receive a copy of On the Come Up, as well as admittance to a discussion between Angie Thomas and Nic Stone and audience Q&A, and entry into the signing line.

  • General Admission Ticket with Companion: This entitles you to one copy of On the Come Up, as well as two general admittance seats.

  • Angie will sign following the discussion and audience Q&A. A copy of On the Come Up is necessary to join the signing line, which is included in the ticket holder price. Angie will personalize ONE copy of On the Come Up and will sign two additional books (purchased on site or brought from home). No more than three books will be signed.

  • Nic will sign copies of Dear, Martin and Odd One Out (purchased on site or brought from home)

  • Photos with Angie are allowed across the signing table. You are not allowed behind the table.

  • Any ticketed books not picked up at the time of the event will be held for two weeks at Charis Books and More (1189 Euclid Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307)

  • This event is all ages and wheel chair accessible. This event will be professionally ASL interpreted.

This event is generously co-sponsored by The Friends School of Atlanta. For more information about the Friends School of Atlanta and for parking maps and information please visit: https://friendsschoolatlanta.org

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Event address: 
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862 S Columbia Dr.
Decatur, GA 30030
On the Come Up Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062498564
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 5th, 2019

This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give.

Odd One Out Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101939536
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin comes an honest and touching depiction of friendship, first love, and everything in between. Perfect for fans of Love, Simon and What If It's Us.

The Hate U Give Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ∙  William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds

Dear Martin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101939529
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Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018

"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys