Hip Hop Street Curriculum: Keeping it Real

Hip Hop Street Curriculum: Keeping it Real

by Jawanza Kunjufu
     
 

Refuting the myths that black youth are unable to excel at academics and are limited to careers in professional sports, rap music, or drug dealing, this motivational book aims to engage teens by bridging the gap between school and hip hop culture. Topics such as the ability for many youths to memorize rap lyrics verbatim and how those skills can translate into

Overview

Refuting the myths that black youth are unable to excel at academics and are limited to careers in professional sports, rap music, or drug dealing, this motivational book aims to engage teens by bridging the gap between school and hip hop culture. Topics such as the ability for many youths to memorize rap lyrics verbatim and how those skills can translate into academia, are discussed along with more general issues, including peer pressure, media, sexuality, career development, and gang activity. Written in an adolescent-friendly style, this much-needed book for educators seeks a different way of approaching students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974900056
Publisher:
African American Images
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Pages:
150
Sales rank:
1,238,829
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile:
AD660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Jawanza Kunjufu, PhD, is the author of 24 books, including the Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys series; Black Students. Middle Class Teachers; Satan, I’m Taking Back My Health; and State of Emergency. He lives in Chicago.

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