“The Hate U Give” Author Angie Thomas Unveils “On the Come Up” Book Cover!

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Angie Thomas, debut author of the bestselling young adult novel, The Hate U Give, is gearing up for her next release, On the Come Up. The hotly anticipated novel is about 16-year-old Bri, an aspiring rapper (it runs in her family, as her father was an underground rapper on the brink of major success until his death) whose passion for conquering the rap world intensifies once her remaining family struggles to avoid homelessness.

Thomas has teamed up with Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins) again for On the Come Up, which will be available June 5.

In addition to Thomas’s second book, fans can look forward to the film adaptation of The Hate U Give, which stars Amandla Stenberg (who also portrayed the protagonist in the bestselling YA novel-turned-film, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon).

Trevor Noah’s “Born a Crime” to Become A Movie, Lupita Nyong’o to Star!

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The Daily Show host, comedian, and author Trevor Noah‘s blockbuster autobiography, Born a Crime: Stories from an African Childhood, is becoming a film. Noah will co-produce his biopic through his production company, along with Norman Aladjem of Mainstay Entertainment, Derek Van Pelt, Sanaz Yamin and actress, Lupita Nyong’o. Nyong’o will portray Noah’s mother and hero, Patricia.

Born a Crime was published in November 2016 by Spiegel & Grau, a Random House imprint. The imprint will publish Noah’s follow-up memoir next November.

Nyong’o, who stars in the newly record-breaking Marvel film, Black Panther, is slated to release a book of her own next January with Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Joseph Jackson, Patriarch of the Jackson Family, To Release Memoir!

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Joseph Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family, is releasing his debut book, Precious Moments on March 8th. The coffee table memoir will include a collection of Jackson’s favorite quotes from lyrics, film, and television. Jackson, 90, has been in the music industry as a talent manager for over 60 years. Precious Moments is published by self-publishing company, BookBaby.

Precious Moments is not the first coffee table title to arrive from a Jackson. This past October, Black Dog & Leventhal, published The Jacksons: Legacy, which contains over 300 pages of nostalgic images. Additionally, on a more controversial note, Joseph Jackson’s “outside” child, Joh’Vonnie Jackson, released her own memoir, Bastard Child.