Legends of Hip-Hop: Queen Latifah: An A-B-C Biography (Board book)
Mic check! Learn your ABCs with Queen Latifah in the Legends of Hip-Hop board book series.
In this accessible series perfectly crafted for babies (and adult fans), music producer Pen Ken and 3x Emmy Award–nominated animation director Saxton Moore introduce mini emcees to some of hip-hop’s biggest and brightest luminaries with fun facts about each rapper, organized by a teachable concept.
In this book, children will meet Queen Latifah and learn the entire alphabet!
Check out other books in the series, including Legends of Hip-Hop: 2Pac.
Pen Ken is an entertainment entrepreneur with twenty years of experience working within many layers of the entertainment industry. His experience ranges from collaborating with brands on the vision and content activations of their campaigns for companies such as Cadillac, New Balance, Complex, DAZN, Audiomack, Sony, Verizon, Honey Stinger, RISE, Women Sports Foundation, Belaire, and more; writing and producing on national TV for networks such as Fox; producing pro athletes from the WNBA, NBA, MLB, NFL, WWE, NASCAR, boxing, and track and field on TV and in campaigns; producing established music artists across all genres and ages, producing on soundtracks, and securing artists with record deals, book deals, and placements; as well as collaborating with other companies such as CBS, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ABC, Adidas, MTV, Playboy, Roc Nation, WIFTA- Women in TV & Film, and more. Monroe has recently launched and is the president of Legency, an all female sports and entertainment management company founded by WNBA Legend and two-time Olympic gold medalist Angel McCoughtry.
Saxton Moore is a professional two-time Emmy nominated animation director/creative visionary. Saxton has twenty-plus years of experience producing animated content for the biggest entertainment companies in the United States. He started out as one of the leading visionaries that helped with the branding and marketing material for Cartoon Network. At Cartoon Network he directed episodes of hit shows Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. Saxton has also worked as a creative director at American Greetings, helping to revitalize evergreen IP such as Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, and Madballs to name a few. From 2010-2019 Saxton founded and ran his own animation production house that developed entertainment properties for books, websites, and television. He’s produced and directed over twenty animated shorts for Nickelodeon, two music videos and an adult animated series for FUSE TV.
“Ken takes readers from A to Z through [Queen Latifah’s’] rise to fame. Moore’s digitally animated illustrations take center stage, generating energy through bold color and active design elements. The queen of hip-hop will move children to dream big in this upbeat alphabet board book.” — School Library Journal