Rap to Live By: Positive Rap for Kids on Love, Friendship, Self-Esteem, School, Money, Sex, and much more...

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Hampton Roads Publishing, Jun 1, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 128 pages
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Rap is an art form and a language all its own. Combining rhyme with a beat, read out loud, it is a powerful method of communication that kids relate to in increasing numbers. Rap can also be used to convey a positive message about such things as self-esteem, careers, friendship, love, relationships, school, money, drugs, sex, and many other concerns that kids have growing up in a sometimes confusing and dangerous world. Here in book form are tested, uplifting, positive raps that adults can use to teach their children, and kids can use to learn in writing their own.
 

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Mr. Roberts has had a sustained interest in children and their activities going far beyond those of his own childhood or those of his five "Boomer" kids. His childhood was split between Harrisburg, Pa., Havre de Grace Md., and Lanster, Pa.

After serving in the U.S. Navy during the final stage of WWII, he received a B.S. in Education, and went on to teach for several years. He then joined the staff of RCA in Lancaster, Pa., while continuing his education at night. Mr. Roberts worked in a variety of engineering assignments at Marion, Indiana and Puerto Rico as well as Lancaster. He also fulfilled company commitments abroad in England, Germany, Italy and Soviet Union. During his tenure with the electronics giant, he took time away from work to sit on numerous educational boards and committees. Upon retirement from RCA, he was employed as an engineering consultant in The Peoples Republic of China.

The author now lives with his wife, Joan in the Gretna Springs Community of Lebanon County, Pa., where he devotes himself to reading, writing and painting. The author has previously written a book for the general public called "TREMOLO.

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