Simon B. Rhymin' Takes a Stand (Simon B. Rhymin' #2)

by Dwayne Reed (Author)

Simon B. Rhymin' Takes a Stand (Simon B. Rhymin' #2)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
This humorous and heartwarming sequel to Simon B. Rhymin' follows a young rapper navigating the inequality and injustice within his school and community. Eleven-year-old Simon and his friends are disappointed with the lack of funding at Booker T. Washington School--there's no AC, only one space for school activities, and the money for extracurricular programs is getting cut. Desperate to save Maria's beloved debate team, the crew start a petition to grab the attention of the local community and show they deserve to have the same opportunities as everyone else. But when news of the petition reaches the school board, Simon must face his fears once again. Can he use his rhymes to take a stand and prove that he, Maria, and C.J. can make a difference in their hood?
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Praise for Simon B. Rhymin'
"Upbeat and heartfelt, Simon B. Rhymin' is a sure-fire hit!"—Lincoln Peirce, New York Times bestselling creator of Big Nate and Max & the Midknights

A timely tale that successfully blends the challenges of urban communities with hope and optimism. (Fiction. 8-12) Kirkus Reviews

Dwayne Reed
Dwayne Reed is America's favorite rapping teacher from Chicago and the author of the Simon B. Rhymin' series. He is known for his viral music videos and hit songs, "Welcome to the 4th Grade" and "Welcome to Kindergarten." When he's not writing, rapping, or teaching, Dwayne can be found presenting at educator conferences across the US, or loving on his beautiful wife, Simoné, and their children, Chase and Cambridge. He invites you to follow him on Twitter and Instagram @TeachMrReed.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date
April 20, 2022
Simon B. Rhymin'
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
JUV011010 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JUV031040 - Juvenile Fiction | Performing Arts | Music
JUV074000 - Juvenile Fiction | Diversity & Multicultural
Library of Congress categories
African Americans
Social action
Rap (Music)

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