Mything Mandela

This article was published in Rethinking Schools (Volume 28 No.3 – Spring 2014.)  By Deborah Menkart Mandela, the beautifully illustrated children’s book by Kadir Nelson, has been selected as one of the top books on Nelson Mandela by many groups including Colorlines and Kirkus Reviews. Given Kadir Nelson’s talents and strong reputation as a children’s book […]

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When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

Book Review by Derrick Weston Brown In most children’s books about the history of Hip-Hop, there’s often one figure who has continuously been relegated to the background, even though he’s the architect of the sound from which Hip-Hop was born.  Clive Campbell, also known as DJ Kool Herc, finally gets his time in the spotlight […]

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