When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

by Laban Carrick Hill

Illustrations by Theodore Taylor III

Kool Herc brought the Jamaican DJ style from Kingston to the Bronx, ushering in an era of break dancing and rapping MCs, all set to a thumping, bumping beat. Author’s note. Select biography. Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781596435407

JLG Release: November 2013

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  • Book Details

    ISBN

    9781596435407

    Format

    Print Book

    Edition

    Hardcover edition

    Publisher

    Roaring Brook

    Page Count

    32

    Trim Size

    9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

    Dewey Classification

    782.421649

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.2, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 5.3, Points: 1

    Lexile

    Level: AD770L

    Awards & Honors

    2014 Coretta Scott King Award / John Steptoe New Talent Winner; ALA 2014 Notable Children’s Books, Middle Readers; Winner, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, 2014

    Genre

    Nonfic


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