Hip Hop Lit & Creative Transformation in Education

NPR’s “A Visit From Kendrick Lamar — Best Day Of School Ever?” shares the story of how one teacher, Brian Mooney, transformed the way his students at High Tech High School in North Bergen, N.J., considered literature. Mooney had previously written a viral blog post, “WHY I DROPPED EVERYTHING AND STARTED TEACHING KENDRICK LAMAR’S NEW ALBUM,” that explored his usage of Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” to serve as a companion piece to teaching Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.


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