The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Rhythm and Poetry
Publisher: Caboodle Books
If you think rap is all about gangsters, bravado and attacking the establishment, this written debut by hip hop performance poet Karl Nova might make you think again.
Rhythm and Poetry is about being true to yourself, fostering a spirit of curiosity and following your dreams. Universal experiences of school and peer pressure are explored alongside contemporary issues such as celebrity and internet trolls.
This deeply personal collection captures the beat and tone of rap and is ideal as a source of performance pieces. The life experiences that inspired each poem are shared in brief notes and show vulnerability and a profound connection to the subjects.
The author’s passion for words and music leaps off the page in this stunning, relevant and accessible book that may well inspire readers to pick up a pen, or a microphone, and have a go at putting their own thoughts and ideas into words.
Winner of the CLiPPA Award for Children’s Poetry in 2018.