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'A Child's Introduction to Hip-Hop' teaches kids the rich cultural history of the genre

The cover of "A Child's Introduction to Hip-Hop." (Courtesy of Hachette Book Group)
The cover of "A Child's Introduction to Hip-Hop." (Courtesy of Hachette Book Group)

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Jordannah Elizabeth. Her book for middle school readers, “A Child’s Introduction to Hip-Hop: The Beats, Rhymes and Roots of a Musical Revolution,” takes readers on a journey through 50 years of music history. The book has illustrations by Markia Jenai.

Jordannah Elizabeth is the author of “A Child’s Introduction to Hip-Hop.” (S. Beach)

Book excerpt: ‘A Child’s Introduction to Hip-Hop’

By Jordannah Elizabeth, illustrated by Markia Jenai

Excerpted from “A Child’s Introduction to Hip-Hop” by Jordannah Elizabeth. Copyright © 2023 by Jordannah Elizabeth. Reprinted with the permission of Hachette Book Group.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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