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A Graphic Novel History of the Apollo Theater

October 18, 2019

Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater by Ted Fox and James Otis Smith The Apollo Theater is one of those legendary venues that has a rich, history behind it. It only makes sense that someone chose to immortalize [Keep Reading]

Ms. Marvel, Catwoman, and Batman

October 17, 2019

Here are the latest graphic novels that I have had the pleasure of reading. Ms. Marvel: Volume 9 – Teenage Wasteland When Ms. Marvel disappears, her friends decide to step in and make sure that Ms. Marvel’s presence is still felt in the [Keep Reading]

The Story of a Unlikely DJ

October 16, 2019

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales Elise Dembowski is fifteen years old and determined to turn her life around. She thinks that if she studies popular culture over a summer that she can fit in better at school. She will no longer be an [Keep Reading]

Reflecting on What I’m Thankful For

October 13, 2019

Thanksgiving is a great time of year. I love getting together with family, having a delicious meal, and enjoying some quality time. It’s also the perfect opportunity to pause and reflect on the things you are thankful for. I am thankful for so [Keep Reading]

Teachers and Students Rap on WIBRapRadio

October 12, 2019

October 5th was World Teacher Day and we wanted to mark the day with something special for the hip-hop heads. That is why a group of fellow educators got together and recorded a song called “Each One Teach One.” Every aspect of the track [Keep Reading]

Eveyone in L.A. is an . . .

October 10, 2019

Everyone in L.A. is an Asshole: Book 01 by Sarah Fuller Everyone in L.A. is an Asshole . . . except Ellen Degeneres. So writes Sarah Fuller in her humorous work of fiction that revolves around a character also named Sarah. She tells a quick story in [Keep Reading]

Helping Kids Swing to New Heights

October 8, 2019

Scaffolding is a tool that great educators use instinctively. I don’t like the metaphor behind the term, however. We need a better visual image and story to help illustrate exactly what it means. Angela C. Santomero provides one for us in her [Keep Reading]

Breaking with Midus (WIBRapRadio)

October 6, 2019

For this edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio, we talk with Midus and clear up some of the misconceptions around breakdancing. It is a crucial element of hip-hop that is often misunderstood. He’s a scholar and expert on the topic and definitely [Keep Reading]
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