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Kofi and the Rap Battle Summer

Jeffrey Boakye

Kofi had an idea . . . one big lightning bolt of an idea that hit him like electricity. And all it needed was Kelvin’s incredible memory for words.

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Kofi had an idea….one big lightning bolt of an idea that hit him like electricity. And all it needed was Kelvin’s incredible memory for words.

Kofi is used to stuff going wrong, he’s usually in detention or about to be. But when he finds out his best friend Kelvin has a photographic memory, he comes up with a genius money-making scheme. The whole school is obsessed with music, no one can ever make out the words, so the boys hit the jackpot selling a new fanzine full of song lyrics: PAPER JAM. It’s not long before one of the teacher’s tells Kofi: ‘You could be a real leader at this school, you know that?’ and . . . suddenly it’s turning out to be the best summer ever!

Critic Reviews

Hilarious and full of heart.

A. M. Dassu
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A joyous, HILARIOUS '90s comedy... it’ll inspire a whole generation of music-lovers rappers and poets

Rashmi Sirdeshpande
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With lashings of laughter, this rhyming story is full of charm and cheekiness which will enthrall your young reader.

Mini Travellers
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Fizzing with originality and energy, this is a perfect mix of music, friendship and humour.

Katya Balen
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Packed with snappy, witty dialogue that crackles off the page, and full of humorous scenes, this is a truly engaging read... A love letter to music, and a celebration of how it can speak to everyone.

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A cracking book. It's very funny and the characters are incredibly engaging.

Frank Cottrell-Boyce
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Jeffrey Boakye is an author, broadcaster, educator and journalist with a particular interest in issues surrounding race, masculinity, education and popular culture. Originally from Brixton in London, Jeffrey has taught secondary English for fifteen years. He is senior teaching fellow at the University of Manchester and has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Leicester. Jeffrey’s books include:…

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