Hip Hop Speaks To Children

edited by Nikki Giovanni

A Celebration Of Poetry With A Beat

Hip Hop Speaks To Children is a groundbreaking new anthology of rhymes and rhythms. This recent edition to the New York Times bestseller list is 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 included 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
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MP-BK1405
Hip Hop Speaks To Children - Book/CD
$19.95
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