I received this book at no cost from the publisherSimon B. Rhymin' by Dwayne Reed
on March 2, 2021
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A humorous and heartwarming bounce-to-the-beat underdog story about a young rapper whose rhymes help bring his community together.
Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper that everyone calls Notorious D.O.G. But for now, he’s just a Chicago fifth grader who’s small for his age and afraid to use his voice.
Simon prefers to lay low at school and at home, even though he’s constantly spitting rhymes in his head. But when his new teacher assigns the class an oral presentation on something that affects their community, Simon must face his fears.
With some help from an unexpected ally and his neighborhood crew, will Simon gain the confidence to rap his way to an A and prove that one kid can make a difference in his ‘hood?
This is a very uplifting book about a fifth-grader named Simon who wants to be a rapper and would like to be known as the Notorious D.O.G. which I can totally get behind. Simon has to give a presentation about an important timely topic and although Simon is nicknamed Rymin Simon, he wants to barf when it comes to getting up in front of people to speak. Being the shortest in class, he doesn’t want to draw attention to himself, since he chances being bullied but his new teacher. Mr. James. inspired him by rapping his welcome to the class.
While Simon has to work up his confidence to give this presentation, he finds that the topic of homelessness in the form of a local neighborhood man, makes his report really hit home. He sees Sunny sweeping the neighborhood and keeping everything clean but when he talks to him, he realizes that homelessness is more present in his neighborhood than he ever imagined. It really is an uplifting story about overcoming fears and connecting with your community. His raps are just super clever and really make this a fun read.
Dwayne Reed is America’s favorite rapping teacher from Chicago. In 2016, the music video for his hit song, “Welcome to the 4th Grade,” went viral and has since been viewed nearly two million times on YouTube. When he’s not writing, rapping, or teaching, Dwayne can be found presenting at educator conferences across the U.S., or loving on his beautiful wife, Simone.
As a viral sensation, Reed spreads his message of inspiration and empowerment that reaches a weekly audience of more than 50,000 followers, subscribers, readers, listeners, and fans. Each month, hundreds of new and aspiring teachers attend his engaging live seminars and rousing, interactive workshops, to experience the thrill of teaching.
As an avid philanthropist, Reed has partnered with other iconic brands that include 3M, Old
Navy, and Arby’s to celebrate educators and raise awareness of youth issues. Mr. Reed also
supports countless youth charities, after-school programs, and educational nonprofits
dedicated to student-centered learning and academic achievement. We invite you to visit
him on Twitter at @TeachMrReed and at www.facebook.com/TeachMrReed.
3 winners will win a finished copy of SIMON B. RHYMIN’, US Only.
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