When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent)
visión de conjunto:Críticas ...an expert biography of a hip hop and rap pioneer and a not-to-be-missed picture-book debut by Taylor a Washington D.C. -based artist --Publishers WeeklyHill also highlights the positive social force of hip-hop and the boundless energy of musical joy. It's all matched by Taylor's freewheeling artwork. A treat from an underrepresented corner of music history. --BooklistHill's descriptive writing is paired with Taylor's vibrant artwork which features large crowds dancing close-up shots of breakdancing or Herc's hands masterfully spinning the dual turntables. --School Library JournalHill's narration deftly balances detail and momentum addressing technical innovations while conveying the excitement of listeners on the scene at the birth of something new. Taylor's delicate linework is swept with streaks of earthy browns and muted greens and reds suggesting swirls and blasts of sound bombarding the old school crowds. --BCCB Reseña del editor A John Steptoe New Talent Award WinnerBefore 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 breaksthe musical interludes between verseslonger 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. Biografía del autor Laban Carrick Hill is the author of America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the 60s Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance which was a National Book Award finalist and Dave the Potter a Caldecott Honor book illustrated by Bryan Collier. He lives in Burlington Vermont. Theodore Taylor III is an artist designer and photographer living in Washington D.C. When the Beat Was Born is his first picture book.