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The ABCs of Hip Hop: 50 Years of Black Excellence

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"The ABCs of Hip Hop" is an engaging introduction to the rich culture and influential artists in the world of hip hop. With a focus on key figures such as Lauryn Hill, RZA, Lil Wayne, and Missy Elliott, Funchess takes readers on a journey through the evolution and impact of this genre.

With its engaging pictures, "The ABCs of Hip Hop" by Shakeema Funchess is an inclusive read for both hip hop enthusiasts and those seeking a deeper understanding of the genre's cultural impact. It celebrates the legacies of iconic artists while shedding light on the enduring influence of hip hop as a transformative force in music and society.


ISBN:  9781088208144


  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Music
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Music / Rap & Hip Hop

Audience: Juvenile (Child 6-12)

Page count: 64

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Author's Biography


Shakeema Funchess is an inspiring author who is making a difference in the lives of young readers. She is a graduate of Saint Bonaventure University and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and pre-law. She minored in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Born and raised in bustling cities in New York, Funchess developed a love for writing and storytelling at a young age. After completing her education, Funchess began her career as a writer, focusing on creating stories that would empower and inspire young readers. She drew upon her own experiences as an African American woman to create relatable characters that would help children understand the complexities of the world around them. She is deeply committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in her writing, and her stories often feature characters from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Funchess is known for her dynamic and engaging artistic style, which is both educational and entertaining. Her stories often tackle difficult topics such as racism, discrimination, and prejudice, but always do so with a message of hope and resilience. She is also a dedicated advocate for literacy and education and has worked tirelessly to promote the importance of reading and writing skills among young people. She wants her books to captivate and inspire young readers, and she remains committed to creating stories that promote diversity, kindness, empathy, and understanding.

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