by Rachael W., April 13, 2009 12:17 PM
Have you been looking for a poetry collection that doesn't feature the same old classics found in every other collection? Are you trying to get a reluctant child interested in poetry? Look no further! In Hip Hop Speaks to Children, Nikki Giovanni has brought together an amazing, diverse selection of African-American artists, spanning American history from the Harlem Renaissance to modern-day hip hop, and paired the selections with beautiful illustrations from several illustrators. And then — to top it all off — there's a CD! Nikki Giovanni has done a wonderful job here, and has created a book that has a place on every bookshelf.