I'm happy to say that Hip Hop Speaks for Children (the Nikki Giovanni book/CD that includes my song Long Track Blues) spent its 5th week on the New York Times Bestseller list for picture books last week!
And, I found out from A Year of Reading that it has been named one of the 2009 Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts. You can see the whole list here.
I'm hoping teachers and parents will use this book as a resource during Poetry Month, too.
Here's a short video biography of Sterling A. Brown, the author of the poem "Long Track Blues":