When the Beat Was Born
DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip HopBook - 2013
From Library Staff
multcolib_kids Apr 25, 2013
A picture book biography introduces readers to DJ Kool Herc (Clive Campbell). Born in Jamaica in 1955, he moved to New York and started hip hop at his legendary basement parties. 2014 Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent.
This picture book shows how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he helped invent went on to define a culture and transform the world.