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The Roots of Rap

ISBN: 9781499804119

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Illustrator: Frank Morrison

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Grades

Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

Ages

7-9

Language

English

Book Type

Picture Book

Format

Hardcover

Pages

48

Dimensions

10x10

Description

The roots of rap and the history of hip-hop have origins that precede DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash.

Kids will learn about how it evolved from folktales, spirituals, and poetry, to the showmanship of James Brown, to the culture of graffiti art and break dancing that formed around the art form and gave birth to the musical artists we know today.

Written in lyrical rhythm by award-winning author and poet Carole Boston Weatherford and complete with flowing, vibrant illustrations by Frank Morrison, this book beautifully illustrates how hip-hop is a language spoken the whole world 'round. 

Featuring a foreward by Swizz Beatz, a Grammy Award winning American hip-hop rapper, DJ, and record producer.

Themes

Culture & Diversity, Emotions & Feelings, Black History, Communities & Ways of Life, Overcoming Obstacles

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