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Virtual Book Club Discussion - LET ME HEAR A RHYME

Virtual Book Club Discussion - LET ME HEAR A RHYME

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Virtual Book Club Discussion - LET ME HEAR A RHYME

Virtual Book Club Discussion - LET ME HEAR A RHYME

Sun, Jul 26, 2020, 2:00pm
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
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Join Kelsey Ford, novelist and creator and director of Bookish in the 'Burgh, co-hosted by a Bookish Teen Ambassador for a discussion of LET ME HEAR A RHYME by Tiffany D. Jackson.

This Book Club discussion is recommended for those ages 13-18.

You will receive a Zoom meeting invitation after completing registration for the event.

In this standalone novel, Tiffany D. Jackson tells the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn their murdered friend into a major rap star by pretending he is still alive. Biggie Smalls was right. Things done changed. But that doesn't mean that Quadir and Jarrell are okay letting their best friend Steph's tracks lie forgotten in his bedroom after he's killed - not when his beats could turn any Bed-Stuy corner into a celebration, not after years of having each other's backs. Enlisting the help of Steph's younger sister, Jasmine, Quadir and Jarrell come up with a plan to promote Steph's music under a new rap name: The Architect. Soon, everyone in Brooklyn is dancing to Steph's voice. But then his mixtape catches the attention of a hotheaded music rep and - with just hours on the clock - the trio must race to prove Steph's talent from beyond the grave. Nove, as the pressure - and danger - of keeping their secret grows, Quadir, Jarrell, and Jasmine are forced to confront the truth about what happened to Step. Only each has something to hide. And with everything riding on Steph's fame, together they need to decide what they stand for before they lose everything they've worked so hard to hold on to - including each other.

You can access an e-book or audiobook version of this title for free on Hoopla with a free Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh card. For information about getting a library card, please visit this website. You can also email, and we would be happy to help point you in the right direction. You can also purchase this book from Riverstone Books, our Bookish in the 'Burgh sponsor.