Roundtable Reading: Simon B. Rhymin’ by Dwayne Reed

Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)

  • Reading led by

    Reading led by Vickie Price, librarian, West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes spins rhymes in his head and dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper whom everyone calls Notorious D.O.G. But for now, he’s just a Chicago fifth grader who’s small for his age and afraid to use his voice. When his new teacher assigns the class an oral presentation on something that affects their community, Simon must face his fears. With some help from his friends, will he gain the confidence to rap his way to an A and prove that one kid can make a difference in his ‘hood?

About Roundtable Reading
At Roundtable Reading, young readers read aloud to one another from the opening pages of a good book for about an hour. Children who participate at the event will receive a copy of the book to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just show up at 2 PM ready to read!