Author: Habibullah Saleem
Publisher: Muslim Writers Publishing (2007)
Pages: 84 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Habibullah Saleem has written an exciting new book titled Power Poetry for Wide Awake Youth. Written in a fast-paced rap style, the rhyming poems virtually jump off the page and into a young person's life. At-risk students need motivation and encouragement, empathy and support. They need to be believed in and challenged to be their best. Habibullah Saleem provides all this in his uniquely written book of poems that should be read aloud by readers. Power Poetry for Wide Awake Youth, in turns wistful and indignant, heartening and persuasive, paints a picture of what youth can aspire to be.
Habibullah Saleem lives in Newark, New Jersey. He earned a degree in physical education from Benedict College in South Carolina. He has been a professional educational consultant for the past forty years. His Creative Reaching, Teaching and Learning (CRTL) methodology and motivating techniques have a proven track record of successful intervention for children at risk in elementary and middle public schools. He has tutored Muhammad Aliís children, run a literacy program for Magic Johnson, and traveled with Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King III on the Acts of Kindness Tour during the 1990s.