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Hip-Hop Was Always Inclusive

November 11, 2019

Hip-Hop was always an inclusive art form. From its humble beginnings in the Bronx to its expansion throughout the world though, it has moved away from its roots and forgotten this fundamental truth. Dart Adams breaks it down in his new book, The [Keep Reading]

Old School New School Need to Learn Though

November 8, 2019

Run-DMC is my favourite group of all time and literally my introduction to rap music and hip-hop culture. When I first heard them, I knew they were something new and special. They referred to their style as “all brand new, never-ever old [Keep Reading]

Teachers Need to Lead By Example

November 5, 2019

Preshool Clues: Raising Smart, Inspired, and Engaged Kids in a Screen-Filled World by Angela C. Santomero For the past month, my Teaching Tip Tuesday posts have been directly inspired by the wisdom in this book. First, we looked at how we can use [Keep Reading]

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]

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]

Chris Hadfield’s Guide to Life on Earth

October 3, 2019

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield Chris Hadfield is a Canadian icon. He is the face of the space program for quite a lot of [Keep Reading]
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