Creators Black Artemis, E-Fierce, J-Love and Marcella are extremely insightful, thought-provoking women. As authors and activists, they’ve assembled a 156-page guide for educators to more easily reach and engage their students using hip-hop principles, ideals and lines of questioning.

Exploring gender, race, class and sexuality, they provide lesson plans complete with questions and activities. With chapters like “Hip-Hopcrisy: Meaning What We Say” and “Hip-Hop as a Life-Changing Force” their queries push young people to think, evaluate and assess.

Conscious Women Rock the Page is a great way to use a culture that so many young people are obsessed with to ultimately, nudge them to understand and change the world.

Grade: B+

Conscious Women Rock the Page: Using Hip-Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change is currently available.