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General Information


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Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction




Illinois Connection

Reed lives and teaches in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dwayne Reed is America's favorite rapping teacher from Chicago. In 2016, the music video for his hit song, "Welcome to the 4th Grade," went viral and has since been viewed nearly two million times on YouTube. When he's not writing, rapping, or teaching, Dwayne can be found presenting at educator conferences across the U.S.

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Titles At Your Library


-- ''Simon B. Rhymin'' -- *Illinois Reads Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2022

-- *Starred Review - Publishers Weekly