The Rap Canterbury Tales
By Baba Brinkman
The idea behind this CD and book is to resurrect Chaucer's brilliant stories in a modern format. The CD features an innovative retelling of the Chaucerian tales, while the book features the original text and the modern lyrics on facing pages. Your students will have a whole new appreciation for The Canterbury Tales.
Teaching Teens & Reaping Results
By Alan Sitomer
How do you prepare teens for a world filled with jobs, technologies and challenges that don't even yet exist? Take an inspirational, pull-no-punches trip inside the classroom of three-time Teacher of the Year award winner and celebrated young-adult novelist Alan Sitomer. Hear stories, discover teaching tools and gain insights straight from the private file cabinet of his high school classroom. For use with grades 6-12.
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
By Jeff Chang
This provocative look into the culture and history of hip-hop is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the broader context for the music so many students love and others love to hate. From its fiery birth in the Bronx to the blossoming of hip-hop as a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, the story of hip-hop is presented in all its grime and glory with breadth, wit and style.