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- DescriptionAn NAACP Image Award FinalistAn ALA/YALSA Alex Award Nominee AnnMarie is growing up fast. After years of living in foster homes and homeless shelters, the twelve-year-old girl can take care of herself and her ailing mother. At thirteen, she's competing with other girls for the attention of older boys in the hip hop and rap scene of Far Rockaway. At fourteen, she is in love and pregnant, but dreaming big. Taking a chance, she auditions for an independent film and astonishingly lands a lead role. As she tries to raise her baby girl and make sense of her relationship with her baby's father, her work on the movie offers AnnMarie a doorway to a wider world Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Sundance Film Festival. With cinematic pacing and a vibrant voice, filmmaker Hannah Weyer s unforgettable debut vel is a portrait of a tough, determined teenage girl striving to find the life she wants and the love she deserves.
- Author BiographyHannah Weyer is a filmmaker whose narrative and documentary films have beenscreened at the Human Rights Watch and the New York Film Festivals and have won awards at the Sundance, Locarno, Melbourne, Doubletake, and South by Southwest Film Festivals. Her screenwriting credits include Life Support (2007), directed by Nelson George, which earned a Golden Globe Award for its lead actress, Queen Latifah. Weyer has worked with teens in the media arts for the past fifteen years and, along with her husband, the filmmaker Jim McKay, started an after-school film club at a public high school in Brooklyn. On the Come Up is her first novel.
- Author(s)Hannah Weyer
- PublisherAnchor Books
- Date of Publication08/04/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAnchor Books
- Weight249 g
- Width130 mm
- Height201 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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