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

Hill, Laban Carrick, (author.). Taylor, Theodore, III, (illustrator.).

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  • 20 of 20 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
AHJ - Allendale Branch J 782.42 HIL (Text) 30365100828830 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Lander Memorial Branch J 782.4216 Hill Laban (Text) 22960000950864 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Westside Branch J 782.4216 Hill Laban (Text) 22960000950872 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch J B DJ KOOL HERC (Text) 0530005709716 Juvenile Biography Collection Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch J B DJ KOOL HERC (Text) 0530005709725 Juvenile Biography Collection Available -
Calhoun - Bookmobile J 782.42 HIL (Text) 30102100625548 Bookmobile Available -
Cherokee - Gaffney Library J 782.4216 HIL (Text) 33636001487794 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Dorchester - St. George Main Library J 782.42164 HIL (Text) 30018004670770 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Florence - Johnsonville Branch J 782.42 Hill (Text) 33172005363625 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Florence - Lake City Branch J 782.42 Hill (Text) 33172005363500 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781596435407
  • ISBN: 9780605817371
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, [2013]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and Internet addresses.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
AD910L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 4.2 0.5 160233
Awards Note:
Corretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent, 2014.
Subject: DJ Kool Herc > Juvenile literature.
Disc jockeys > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Rap musicians > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Rap (Music) > History > Juvenile literature.
Break dancing > History > Juvenile literature.
DJ Kool Herc.
Disc jockeys > United States > Biography.
Rap musicians > United States.
Rap (Music) > History.
Break dancing > History.

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