Birth date: June 16, 1971
Died: September 13, 1996
Tupac Shakur's Books
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I loved this poetry collection. I had no idea that Tupac had actually written poetry, though I'll always be a big fan of his music, especially the socially-conscious songs. A lot of the poems are heartfelt, bemoaning social issues, injustices and racism. A few are also very poignant, especially the...
How many of your conversations with friends started off with "I bet you won't..."? How many dares/bets involved a celebrity? In 1995, Angela Ardis accepted a bet to try and reach rapper, poet and actor Tupac Shakur even though he was incarcerated in Rikers Island, New York City's primary jail comple...
Tupac's poetry is good because it's real, and it's accessible. Even my students who don't ordinarily like poems enjoy this book, boys and girls, alike. You can't beat poetry that gets the reader thinking.