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Date Posted:10-9-02

Reading With The Stars

story and photos by Justin Young


For less than three months, the Hue-Man bookstore has held the title as the leading and only black owned bookstore in and servicing the Harlem community. Showcasing books from a variety of black authors and Genre’s, the Hue-Man bookstore has rendered a great service to this once literature deprived community. Marketing off of the hype generated by the store, hip-hop guru and veteran Doug E. Fresh has chosen the store to kick off the launch of his new children’s book “Think Again”.

The story tells the tale of two kids who dislike each other because of their differences. They soon realize they have more in common than they thought, and that color is only skin deep. “ I wrote this book because I think children are beautiful and I believe tolerance for diversity is one of the most valuable lessons you can teach a child.”-Commented Doug E.

The book is the first in a series of revolutionary Read & Rap-Along-Long children’s stories written by rap stars. Intended for children between the ages of 4 and 10,the books include a two-track CD single written and performed by the Stars. The CD features a song version of the story followed by a music-only track that the kids can read and rap along to. Artist such as LL Cool J, Common, and Shaggy have already signed on to have their books published.

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