When The Beat Was Born

DJ Kool Herc and the Creation Of Hip Hop

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Roaring Brook Press (MacMillan

Published 8.27.2013  *  32 pages 

           and Illustrator:Theodore Taylor III
Character:  DJ Kool Herc
Overview from the jacket flap:
    “DJ Kool Herc lived in the Bronx, where there was a lot of fighting. But he didn’t want to fight. He wanted to play music.

      DJ Kool Herc had a new way of spinning records. He played the breaks of songs back-to-back so that the music best for dancing could go on and on…
This is the story of DJ Kool Herc. The story of how he came to be a DJ, how kids in his neighborhood stopped fighting in order to break-dance, and how he invented a new kind of music that would change the world. This is the story of hip hop.”
For a Tantalizing Taste and Something More, visit the blog of kidlit author, Jeanne Walker Harvey True Tales & A Cherry On Top to learn more about this book.
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4 thoughts on “When The Beat Was Born

  1. A picture book about hip hop? Wish I had thought of that. This should be a popular title. Thanks for sharing!

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