Big Blue Marble Bookstore
a neighborhood bookstore for Mt. Airy and beyond

Events for Kids & Teens

Back to All Events

Storytime: What Is Hip-Hop?

Join us for a special Hip-Hop Saturday morning story time!


The creative geniuses behind "What is Punk?" bring us a new genealogy of hip-hop royalty in a parade of rhyming biographies: from Boogie Down Bronx's DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash to Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar. In between the origins and now, readers find a rare gender-inclusive narrative of hip-hop history that uplifts B-girls like Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott along with legendary male groups such as NWA and Wu-Tang.

The illustrations' meticulously styled clay figures are as magical as in the previous book, combining profound expressiveness with the playfulness of action figures. Her compositions are equally evocative, ranging from video snippets (the Beastie Boys strike a pose from 'Intergalactic') to formal portraits (Kanye West, Missy Elliott, Kendrick Lamar) and metaphorical ones (Jay Z stands amid New York City skyscrapers)."

YES THERE WILL BE MUSIC AND DANCING!

 

 

 

Earlier Event: September 28
D&D for 9-13 year olds