By Nikki Giovanni, Alicia Vergel de Dios, Damian Ward, Kristen Balouch, Jeremy Tugeau, Michele Noiset


ISBN 9781402210488, 1402210485

Mixed Media Product | 80 pages


Hip Hop Speaks to Children is a celebration of poetry with a beat. Like Poetry Speaks to Children, the classic book and CD that started it all, it's meant to be the beginning of a journey of discovery. Readers can immerse themselves in 51 selections from 42 poets and performers, and 30 performances on the audio CD, many recorded especially for this collection.

Some tracks on the CD are performed by the artists who created them, others are unique interpretations by admiring poets and artists. Hear a musical interpretation of Sterling Brown's poem "Long Track Blues" and a youth performance of Elizabeth Swados's poem "Me" plus much more!

The audio CD also includes contributions from:
• Nikki Grimes
• Queen Latifah
• Langston Hughes
• Sugarhill Gang
• Charles R. Smith, Jr.
• Stetsasonic
• James Berry
• A Tribe Called Quest
• Gary Soto
• Eloise Greenfield

Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat

SKU: 9781402210488