Kim, bookseller, Brooklyn

Most recent staff pick: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Unless you've been off the grid for the last two years, the name Angie Thomas should ring a bell in your head. Or maybe even a blaring siren. Thomas is back with her sophmore book and she definitely isn't in a slump. We're introduced this time around to Bri, another young girl who calls Garden Heights home. Bri's journey from start to finish is every bit as captivating as Angie's first novel. The strong themes we all came to love and appreciate in THUG are back with an added bonus of an ode to hip hop and its power to help a person find their voice and reclaim their narrative.