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The Resource When the beat was born : DJ Kool Herc and the creation of hip hop, Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

When the beat was born : DJ Kool Herc and the creation of hip hop, Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

Label
When the beat was born : DJ Kool Herc and the creation of hip hop
Title
When the beat was born
Title remainder
DJ Kool Herc and the creation of hip hop
Statement of responsibility
Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc. On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her brother, Clive Campbell, spun the records. He had a new way of playing the music to make the breaks the musical interludes between verses longer for dancing. He called himself DJ Kool Herc and this is When the Beat Was Born. From his childhood in Jamaica to his youth in the Bronx, Laban Carrick Hill's book tells how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he invented went on to define a culture and transform the world
Summary
An introduction to pioneering DJ Clive Campbell describes how he devised new ways of playing music between dance songs, sharing insight into his youth in 1970s Jamaica and the Bronx, and how his musical achievements helped counter gang violence
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2014
  • John Steptoe Award for New Talent, Illustrator Category, 2014.
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2014.
  • Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2016.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10228516
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Laban Carrick
Dewey number
  • 782.421649092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • AD
  • 770
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
ML3930.K68
LC item number
H55 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
770
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Taylor, Theodore
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • DJ Kool Herc
  • Disc jockeys
  • Rap musicians
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
DJ Kool Herc and the creation of hip hop
Label
When the beat was born : DJ Kool Herc and the creation of hip hop, Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781596435407
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012029746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)810273533
Label
When the beat was born : DJ Kool Herc and the creation of hip hop, Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781596435407
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012029746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)810273533

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