Hip Hop Superstar Big Sean Endorses Young Adult Novel, Sparkle, as a "Must Read"
Sponsored by Office Depot and the Sean Anderson Foundation, Michele recently joined Big Sean in Detroit on a school tour to deliver thousands of her books, The Bully Blues (another "Rap" on Reading Book) and school supplies to public school students to make back to school a positive experience. Today, Michele is a professional hip hop journalist, radio DJ, stand-up comedian and student. She is also vegan dancer with a love of hair products, hoop earrings, hip-hop, and New York pizza! When she’s not writing about what’s hot in hip hop, she’s talking about it on her hip-hop radio show, The Mecca, at University of Maryland where she is an English major. She has been published in The New York Times, The Source Magazine, MTV’s Pardon My Blog, JVibe Magazine, Fran Drescher’s Cancerschmancer’s “We The Future” blog and other notable publications. She is the youngest filmmaker to be screened at The Festival de Cannes in France. She is also the recipient of the Spirit of Anne Frank Student Award and featured in Bethesda Magazine as one of the Nation’s Top Teens. Most of all, she loves to inspire others to “sparkle.”
"This is an important book for everyone to read, especially middle schoolers. It is fanciful and funny enough to stimulate their imaginations, compelling enough to make them want to keep reading, and real enough to touch their hearts." — Hip Hop Superstar Big Sean