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Welcome to the Cypher

by Khodi Dill, illustrated by Awuradwoa Afful

tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), self-esteem & self-reliance, music
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published: Oct 2021
pages: 250
ISBN:9781773215655
publisher: Annick Press
Description

Words burn bright in this joyful celebration of rap, creativity, and self-expression.

“Welcome to the cypher!

Now huddle up nice and snug.

You feel that circle around you?

Well, that’s a hip hop hug!” 

Starting with beatboxes and fingersnaps, an exuberant narrator introduces kids in his community to the powerful possibilities of rap, from turning “a simple phrase/into imagery that soars” to proclaiming, “this is a voice that represents me!” As Khodi Dill’s rhymes heat up, the diverse crew of kids—illustrated in Awuradwoa Afful’s bold, energetic style—gain self-confidence and a sense of freedom in this wonderful picture book debut that is perfect for reading aloud. 

About the Authors

Khodi Dill

KHODI DILL is a Bahamian-Canadian writer of everything from rap songs to children’s literature. He is a practicing anti-racist educator with a passion for social justice and the arts. Khodi is a proud father and partner who lives and writes in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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Awuradwoa Afful

AWURADWOA AFFUL is a Ghanaian-Canadian designer, illustrator, and animator. She was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Editorial Review

“A fun read-aloud and a safe introduction to hip-hop as a pathway to healthy child development.” 

— Kirkus Reviews, 07/27/21

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