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Boogie Boogie Y'all

by C.G. Esperanza

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Author-illustrator C. G. Esperanza delivers a celebratory ode to graffiti and the Boogie Down Bronx through an infectious read-aloud beat and colorful illustrations that leap right off the page! Perfect for fans of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut and Keith Haring.

Boogie boogie, y’all.
The city boogied all day.
Busy, busy, busy,
Till one kid stopped to say,
Woah, woah, woah!
Look at the art on the wall!

The city is alive with vibrant art in every corner of the parks, the shops, the trains. But most people are too busy to see it—or worse, choose to ignore it! When three children stop to marvel at the art around their community, they realize it’s up to them to show everyone else how truly special it is when art and reality dance together so seamlessly.

-Barnes & Noble



-Search Boogie Boogie Y’All
-Click Boogie Boogie Y’All Storytime Read Aloud
-Watch and listen as the author reads and talks about his bright, colorful, art-filled story.

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Visit Britannica School

-Click the Elementary Tree arrow
-Search “graffiti”
-Learn more about Jean-Michel Basquiat, the U.S. painter who was also known for his street art

Visit Kiddle

-On Kiddle, Search Graffiti Facts for Kids
-Learn more about the history of graffiti from the Roman empire to New York City

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-On National Geographic Kids, search Street Art
-Click Wacky Weekend Street Art and check out the amazing street found around the world.
-Bring some chalk outside and, with permission, create washable art on your driveway, porch, or sidewalk in front of your house.

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