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NEA’s Read Across America and Little Free Library Partner to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop

February 27, 2024
Washington, D.C.—NEA’s Read Across America and Little Free Library (LFL) announced today a partnership to celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop called Let’s Rap About Reading. The partnership aims to raise awareness about the importance and joy of reading, as well as to celebrate hip-hop’s impact on culture and communities not only in the U.S. but also across the world. Rap icon Slick Rick and alternative hip hop pioneer De La Soul are the first two collaborators announced by NEA’s Read Across America and Little Free Library.