Rapper & DJ Dialogues in Song

Hip-Hop Matters Book

Hip Hop Matters: Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement by S. Craig Watkins Sometimes, I read a hip-hop book and don’t learn anything new. That was not the case with this book. S. Craig…

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Canada’s Rich Radio History

Pictorial Radio History Book

A Pictorial History of Radio in Canada by Sandy Stewart I found this book at a school library where I was supply teaching last month and it called to me. It’s an old book but the history in absolutely fascinating….

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Before Eminem . . .

Hip-Hop Matters - Before Eminem

Hip Hop Matters: Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement by S. Craig Watkins Sometimes, I read a hip-hop book and don’t learn anything new. That was not the case with this book. Watkins has…

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Hip-Hop Cannot Die

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Is Hip-Hop Dead? by Mickey Hess This was an interesting read and I learned a few things including . . . Why rappers have such strange names?  “Hip-hop naming grows out of larger traditions. The choosing of rap names reflects…

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Hip-Hop Matters – Yes, It Does!

Hip-Hop Matters Book

Hip Hop Matters – Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement by S. Craig Watkins Here are some of the things I learned while reading this book. The Story Behind the Message We all know…

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Children’s Materials (8-12 yrs) Reads

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Last semester, I took a class for my Master’s of Library and Information Science program that focused on children’s material. The required reading list was quite long. Basically, I was expected to read two books a week over the course…

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Little Clues Reveal a Lot

The Tell: The Little Clues That Reveal Big Truths about Who We Are by Matthew Hertenstein Little clues can reveal a lot. Here are some of the things I learned while reading this book. Hertenstein wrote about a study that…

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Doctor Who Comics Continue the Adventure

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Doctor Who – Time Trials / The Terror Beneath I found this at the library and thought it would be great to read, especially because it was labelled “Volume 1” on the spine. Unfortunately, this is not the first chapter…

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Tips for Leaders and Managers

Art of the Start Book

The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki. I just read finished reading this book and found it quite inspiring. You can look forward to a few teaching tip posts based on Kawasaki’s…

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Doctor Strange and a Librarian

Doctor Strange Vol 1

Doctor Strange, Vol. 1: The Way of the Weird This is the first book in the 2015 series of trade paperbacks. It’s a pretty good jumping in point for anyone unfamiliar with the character. Although I would suggest watching the…

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