Greetings to you,
I found out about this initiative from a colleague. It's a really fantastic model - a Hip Hop library!
Here are my favorite quotes from the story:
‘The more you read, the iller you’ll be as an emcee,’” said Rodrigo
Venegas, aka Rodstarz, one-third of the rap crew, Rebel Diaz, and a
founding member of the cultural collective with an activist bent.
"... the collective is trying to convince these young people that the slickest rhymers are often also the sharpest readers."
“We are what we eat — but we’re also what we read,” said Claudia De la Cruz, a collective member."
Read the full article at: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130205/mott-haven/bronx-hip-hop-collective-launch-radical-library-for-youth#ixzz2KG03anOL