If you happened across my blog and wondered why there weren’t any new posts for awhile, it’s probably because I’ve been writing for children. I’m still teaching elementary music full-time, but I’m also pursuing my love of writing. There’s even a book to show for it! And that’s not all. I’ve written two more books for the same company that will be published next fall.
My first book, Silentó: Breakout Rapper, was published by The Child’s World on August 1, 2017. It’s a biography of Ricky Lamar Hawk, also known as Silentó, the artist who brought us “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).” This book is broken into four chapters and written at a third grade reading level. The design team did a wonderful job with the photos and graphics, too! This would be a great book to share with your students to encourage composition and creativity.
Title: Silentó: Breakout Rapper
Author: Alisha Gabriel
Publisher: The Child’s World, 2017