Biography for When the Beat Was Born : DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

McMillan Palgrave

Laban Carrick Hill is the author of America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the 60s,Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance, which was a National Book Award finalist, andDave the Potter, a Caldecott Honor book, illustrated by Bryan Collier. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.

Theodore Taylor III is an artist, designer, and photographer living in Washington, D.C.When the Beat Was Born is his first picture book.