Hip Hop Speaks To Children: A Celebration Of Poetry With A Beat
Edited by Nikki Giovanni
Hip Hop Speaks to Children takes readers and listeners on a lyrical journey, with stops at school, church, and home. The list of contributors is long and impressive from Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and Gwendolyn Brooks to Queen Latifah, Tupac Shakur, and Mos Def. Altogether, there are 51 poems from 42 poets, with 42 tracks on the CD.
Simone and Nadia danced to many of the song excerpts on the CD. Simone even tapped a beat on the cover of books as poets performed their work.
I’ve been on a waiting list at the library for weeks, and we’ve now added this book to our home library. We won’t let this one leave the house because it may not ever find its way home.