What Collection Development Is Reading in July

July 08, 2019 | By Baltimore County Public Library

Cover of On the Come Up

"On the Come Up" by Angie Thomas
Set in the same neighborhood as "The Hate You Give," Angie Thomas’ second book, "On the Come Up," stars Bri, a 16-year-old who wants to be a rapper like her late father. When she wins a rap battle, she begins to understand how words have even deeper meaning than she thought. Subplots involving Bri’s extended family and friends all weave together to form another strong picture of contemporary African American life.—Jamie

Cover of The Bride Test

"The Bride Test" by Helen Hoang
Khai and Esme’s paths were sure to never cross until Khai’s mother made it her mission to find him a suitable wife. Although he was extremely hesitant to let Esme into his house or his life, he soon finds himself unable to keep her off of his mind. Although they both seem to be falling for each other, Khai is refusing to let himself get too close. Within the same family of "The Kiss Quotient," Helen Hoang opens the conversation of being autistic and how these characters navigate through.—Krista

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