Welcome to one of the March 2nd stops on the blog tour for Simon B. Rhymin’ by Dwayne Reed, organized by Rockstar Book Tours. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for other excerpt spotlights, reviews, and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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About the Book
Simon B. Rhymin’
by Dwayne Reed
Published 2 March 2021
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: MG Contemporary
Page Count: 224
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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?
About the Author
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.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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|Mar 2||Nay’s Pink Bookshelf|
|Mar 2||Westveil Publishing|
|Mar 3||A Dream Within A Dream|
|Mar 3||BookHounds YA|
|Mar 4||Lifestyle of Me|
|Mar 4||Not In Jersey|
|Mar 5||Little Red Reads|
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