Table of contents for Hip hop speaks to children : if you can talk, you can sing / editor, Nikki Giovanni ; advisory editors, Arnold Adoff, Tony Medina, Willie Perdomo.

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Artist / Poet	Title	Page	Track
A Tribe Called Quest	Ham 'N' Eggs
Aesop Rock	No Regrets
Angela Shannon	First Signature
Antwone Fisher	Who Will Cry for the Little Boy?
Benjamin Zephaniah	For Words
Calef Brown	Funky Snowman
Charles R. Smith	Allow me to Introduce Myself
Claude McKay 	If We Must Die
COMMON	Love Is
Elizabeth Swados	Me
Eloise Greenfield	Books
Eloise Greenfield	Oh, Words
Eloise Greenfield	Things
Gary Soto	Music for Fun and Profit
Gil Scott-Heron	I think I'll Call it Morning
Gwendolyn Brooks	Aloneness
Gwendolyn Brooks 	We Real Cool
Hope Anita Smith	Audition
Ja Jahannes	If We Forget
Jacqueline Woodson	Hip Hop Rules the World
James Berry	Taking Action
James Berry	People Equal
James Weldon Johnson	The Creation
Jill Scott	It's Love
Kanye West	Hey Mama
Langston Hughes	Harlem Night Song
Langston Hughes	The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Langston Hughes 	Dream Boogie
Langston Hughes 	Dream Variations
Lauryn Hill	Everything is Everything
Lucille Clifton	why some people be mad at me sometimes
Martin Luther King, Jr.	I Have A Dream
Maya Angelou	Harlem Hopscotch
Mos Def	Umi Says
Nikki Giovanni 	Ego Tripping
Nikki Giovanni 	The Rosa Parks
Nikki Giovanni 	The Girls in the Circle
Nikki Grimes	Doubtless
Oscar Brown, jr	Dat Dere
Paul Laurence Dunbar	We Wear the Mask
Pedro Pietri	Love Poem for My People
Queen Latifah	Ladies First
Ruth Forman	Waitin on Summer
Sterling Brown	Long Track Blues
Stetsasonic	Talkin' All That Jazz
Sugarhill Gang	Rapper's Delight
Tupac Shakur 	The Rose that Grew from Concrete
W.E.B. DuBois 	The Smoke King
Walter Dean Meyers	Jimmy Wall, 14, Boy Evangelist
William Waring Cuney	No Images
Young MC	Principal's Office 
Poetry speaks to each of us at another level, below our consciousness. Like music, it reaches inside to touch us. While most of us first experience poetry read aloud as children, we almost never hear a poem once we¿ve grown up. Yet spoken poetry can be a visceral and immediate experience. Poetry Speaks Expanded is an attempt to create (or perhaps recreate) that experience. It is our hope that this book will be the beginning of a journey for you. In Poetry Speaks Expanded, you can hear Alfred, Lord Tennyson and T.S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein and Gwendolyn Brooks, and forty-three other poets reading their own poetry. You can hear recordings of the great voices of twentieth-century (and some of nineteenth-century) English and American poetry, some of them rare.
Poetry Speaks Expanded is also a book about and by poets. In it you will find many different schools of poetry and many different types of poets. You will read and hear Victorians and Imagists, Modernists and poets from the Harlem Renaissance, Black Mountain poets and Beat poets, Confessional poets and poets from the Black Arts Movement. In the forty-seven poets represented here, no two are alike. Their voices are different, their styles unique, their language as individual as a fingerprint. The range and quality of poetry included in this book, the culmination of four years¿ work, is due largely to the team that put it together. We first enlisted Elise Paschen, then the executive director of the Poetry Society of America, and Rebekah Presson Mosby, host of NPR¿s New Letters on the Air for twelve years, to edit Poetry Speaks Expanded. Robert Pinsky and Rita Dove, two former U.S. Poet Laureates, and Dana Gioia, a poet and critic who would later become Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, then joined the project as advisors, providing their considerable talents and expertise in selecting the poets who would be featured.
Dominique Raccah
Poetry speaks to each of us at another level, below our consciousness. Like music, it reaches inside to touch us. While most of us first experience poetry read aloud as children, we almost never hear a poem once we¿ve grown up. Yet spoken poetry can be a visceral and immediate experience. Poetry Speaks Expanded is an attempt to create (or perhaps recreate) that experience. It is our hope that this book will be the beginning of a journey for you. In Poetry Speaks Expanded, you can hear Alfred, Lord Tennyson and T.S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein and Gwendolyn Brooks, and forty-three other poets reading their own poetry. You can hear recordings of the great voices of twentieth-century (and some of nineteenth-century) English and American poetry, some of them rare.
Poetry Speaks Expanded is also a book about and by poets. In it you will find many different schools of poetry and many different types of poets. You will read and hear Victorians and Imagists, Modernists and poets from the Harlem Renaissance, Black Mountain poets and Beat poets, Confessional poets and poets from the Black Arts Movement. In the forty-seven poets represented here, no two are alike. Their voices are different, their styles unique, their language as individual as a fingerprint. The range and quality of poetry included in this book, the culmination of four years¿ work, is due largely to the team that put it together. We first enlisted Elise Paschen, then the executive director of the Poetry Society of America, and Rebekah Presson Mosby, host of NPR¿s New Letters on the Air for twelve years, to edit Poetry Speaks Expanded. Robert Pinsky and Rita Dove, two former U.S. Poet Laureates, and Dana Gioia, a poet and critic who would later become Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, then joined the project as advisors, providing their considerable talents and expertise in selecting the poets who would be featured.
[attribution]Nikki Giovanni

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Children's poetry, American.
American poetry -- African American authors.