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Praise for Simon B. Rhymin' Takes a Stand:
“Dwayne Reed has done it again! This unforgettable protagonist will inspire young readers to utilize whatever skill and talent they possess.”
—Derrick Barnes, Newbery Honor author and two-time Kirkus Prize winner
“Change is possible and books like this one help remind us of exactly that. Within these pages you’ll find courage, community, and some really, really great rhymes. I love Simon.”
—Brad Montague, New York Times bestselling author
"Readers encounter Simon’s infectious personality, lively raps, warm, loving family, and collection of loyal friends…. A timely tale that successfully blends the challenges of urban communities with hope and optimism."—Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Simon B. Rhymin'
“Upbeat and heartfelt, Simon B. Rhymin'
is a sure-fire hit!”—Lincoln Peirce, New York Times bestselling creator of Big Nate and Max & the Midknights
"I love Simon. I love his heart, his rhythm and rhyme. We've been needing his voice for a long, long time."—Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times bestselling author of Rump
"An authentic voice, strong friendships and loads of laughs make rhymin’ Simon a winner."—Tom Watson, author of Stick Dog
*“Reed writes his characters with compassionate and keen insight, effectively conveying the transformative power of art, storytelling, and community.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A heartwarming tale that combines Black boy joy with community connection."
"Dwayne Reed has succeeded in writing a story about a boy who is enjoying his life, exploring this theme without overtly coming across as teaching a lesson to readers."—School Library Connection
“This uplifting, realistic story of a young Black boy lyricist is a strong addition to any library collection.”
—School Library Journal