Stars of Hip-Hop

Age Level: 8–11  Grade Level: 3–6

Hip-hop artists have conquered more than just the music charts; they've become fashion icons, successful entrepreneurs, and pop culture phenomena. Eye-catching photographs, revealing quotations, and accessible text will pull students into the lives of their favorite stars from their humble beginnings through their rise to fame, discussing their personal and professional triumphs and hardships along the way. This high-low series is specifically tailored to meet the needs of lower-level readers by using straightforward language, including simple sentence structure and vocabulary, and providing a glossary to help students learn new words. Features include: Lower-level version of the Hip Hop Revolution series so all students regardless of reading level can explore and discuss the same topics. Sidebars expand on related timely topics. Uses high-interest texts to promote leisure reading. Further Reading with current books and informative websites encourage further exploration. Timelines present important milestones in an easy-to-read format.

  • Fall 2019
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    Cardi B

    Cardi B

    Rapper and Online Star

    Terri Kaye Duncan
    Cardi B is a regular girl from the Bronx who has managed to do extraordinary things. In just a few short years, she paved a way to success and did it her way. Using social media and little more than a camera and an app as a launching pad, she rocketed to the top of the music charts...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978509993
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    Chance the Rapper

    Chance the Rapper

    Musician and Activist

    Tom Head and Deirdre Head
    Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, better known as Chance the Rapper, grew up in West Chatham, a middle-class neighborhood in Chicago's South Side. His parents raised him to believe in himself and encouraged him to work hard...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978510050
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    Drake

    Drake

    Rapper and Actor

    Barbara Gottfried
    Aubrey Drake Graham, better known as Drake, was famous for playing Jimmy Brooks on the television show Degrassi: The Next Generation before becoming a big rap star. His songs and albums have won many honors, including Grammy Awards and topping the Billboard Hot 100 lists...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978510135
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    Jay-Z

    Jay-Z

    Hitmaker and Business Leader

    Eileen Lucas
    Shawn Carter, better known by his hip-hop name Jay-Z, rose from the world of poverty and drugs in the Marcy Projects of Brooklyn to become one of the most successful rappers ever. His net worth is measured in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and his business ventures include clothing, clubs, and sports...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978510203
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    Kanye West

    Kanye West

    Rap Superstar and Fashion Designer

    Tom Head and Deirdre Head
    As a child, Kanye West always worked hard to be the best at whatever he tried to do. The people around him saw how talented he was, and soon the world would know as well. Through accessible text and full-color photographs, accompanied by interesting sidebars and insightful quotations, readers will learn how Kanye West used his ambition to become a top music producer and celebrated rap artist who has also helped other artists achieve their big breaks in the music business...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978510265
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    Kendrick Lamar

    Kendrick Lamar

    Storyteller of Compton

    Therese Shea
    Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar is a standout in the hip-hop world. Even as a teenage rapper, he used the joys and tragedies he experienced living in Compton, California, to craft thoughtful lyrics amid evocative rhythms...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978510326
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