The Roots of Rap: Award Season Wrap-up

9 Jan




Thanks to the list-makers for all the book love. Congratulations to the creators of all the other books on these lists. I am so grateful that The Roots of Rap is finding readers and spreading the gospel of hip hop, the language of global youth culture. Updates to come.

  • Original Art Show, Silver Award
  • Kirkus Review, Best Picture Books
  • Kirkus Review, Best Informational Books
  • Book Links Lasting Connections 2019
  • North Carolina Young People’s Literature Award finalist
  • New York Public Library Best Books of 2019
  • Chicago Public Library Best Informational Books
  • Teaching for Change 100 Best Multicultural and Social Justice Books
  • Books All Young Georgians Should Read
  • 101 Great Books for Kids, Evanston Public Library
  • Best American History Books, 31 Days, 31 Lists by Betsy Bird/Fuse 8 Productions
  • Best Nonfiction, 31 Days, 31 Lists by Betsy Bird/Fuse 8 Productions
  • The Nerdies for Nonfiction
  • Nonfiction Detectives Best Nonfiction Books

Starred Reviews: Booklist, School Library Journal, Horn Book, Kirkus Review,



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