Skip to Main Content

Can't Hold Me Down

Part of The Come Up
Illustrated by DL Warfield



About The Book

A successful young black businessman fights to keep what he’s worked for as everything begins crumbling around him in this novel full of struggle, betrayal, and perseverance.

The higher the rise, the harder the fall…

Blue had his one shot. His entertainment production company had everything: talented artists, professional endorsements, and underground appeal. But after one catastrophic night, Blue is left with nothing. His best friend and business partner turned his back on him. The artists he discovered left him. Worst of all, his girlfriend broke up with him at a time they need each other most.

With his dreams crumbling around him, Blue has hit rock bottom. But to really come up in the world, there is no surrender. Now, all Blue needs is a miracle…

About The Author

No photo credit.

Lyah B LeFlore is the author of adult novel Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, non-fiction collaboration with Eddie and Gerald Levert I Got Your Back, and is the coauthor of teen novel Cosmopolitan Girls. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

About The Illustrator

DL Warfield is the CEO of Goldfinger c.s., a creative solutions company that has, among other things, designed album covers for music artists such as Usher, Outkast, TLC and more. DL lives in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (June 15, 2010)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416979647
  • Grades: 9 and up
  • Ages: 14 - 99
  • Lexile ® HL660L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

Browse Related Books

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images

More books from this author: Lyah B. LeFlore

More books from this illustrator: DL Warfield

More books in this series: The Come Up