“She Raised Her Voice! 50 Black Women Who Sang Their Way Into Music History,” the upcoming “A Child’s Introduction to Hip-Hop: The Beats, Rhymes, and Roots of a Musical Revolution” (both by AmNews contributor Jordannah Elizabeth); and “A Child’s Introduction to Jazz: The Musicians, Culture, and Roots of the World’s Coolest Music” by Jabari Asim, are all great books to give young folks a solid grounding in hip-hop history and its relation to other genres.

Excerpts from “She Raised Her Voice! 50 Black Women Who Sang Their Way Into Music History,” illustrated by Briana Dengoue

Excerpts from “A Child’s Introduction to Jazz,” illustrated by Jerrard K. Polk

Excerpts from “A Child’s Introduction to Hip Hop,” illustrated by Markia Jenai