Rap and Hip Hop: The Voice of a Generation

By Sherry Ayazi-Hashjin

Reading Level: Middle School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. 1999

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The author traces rap and hip-hop back to African music roots (drumming and the griot) to America and the blues, spirituals, and jazz.

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Caldecott Medal

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Coretta Scott King Award

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Golden Kite Award

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Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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