The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop by Carole Boston WeatherfordThe Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop by Carole Boston Weatherford

The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop

byCarole Boston WeatherfordIllustratorFrank Morrison

Picture Books | January 8, 2019

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Explore the roots of rap in this stunning, rhyming, triple-timing picture book!

A generation voicing

stories, hopes, and fears

founds a hip-hop nation.

Say holler if you hear.

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, it and features a foreward by Swizz Beatz, a Grammy Award winning American hip-hop rapper, DJ, and record producer.
Carole Boston Weatherford is an award-winning nonfiction children's book author. Her books have received numerous accolades, including a Caldecott Honor for Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, a Coretta Scott King Award Honor for Becoming Billie Holiday, and both a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor for Free...
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Title:The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-HopFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:48 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.3 inPublished:January 8, 2019Publisher:little bee booksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1499804113

ISBN - 13:9781499804119

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