Kofi and the Rap Battle Summer chapter book and activity pack

Kofi and the Rap Battle Summer chapter book and activity pack

Jeffrey Boakye
  • Includes an exclusive signed book plate and bookmark
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A witty, energetic 90s family drama for kids aged 8+

Young readers will be moved and amused by Kofi and the Rap Battle Summer by Jeffrey Boakye, plus the accompanying activity pack, which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in July 2023.

“Set in 90s London, this musical extravaganza is packed with humour, a fantastic cast of characters and an important social message that will really resonate with young readers today. And for parents who happened to be teenagers in the 90s, it's a nostalgia-fest - we loved it! Author Jeffrey Boakye is an exciting new voice and we can't wait to see what he does next.


Kofi is used to stuff going wrong, he's usually in detention or about to be. But when he finds out his best friend Kelvin has a photographic memory, he comes up with a genius money-making scheme. The whole school is obsessed with music, but no one can ever make out the words, so the boys hit the jackpot selling a new fanzine full of song lyrics: PAPER JAM. It's not long before one of the teachers tells Kofi: 'You could be a real leader at this school,' and suddenly it's turning out to be the best summer ever!

Jeffrey Boakye is an ex-teacher turned writer, speaker and educator. He is the author of several non-fiction books for adults and young people and co-hosts BBC Radio 4’s award-winning Add to Playlist.

The activity pack includes book club-style questions to ponder and a recipe for Jamaican brown stew. You'll also make flip book animation, solve our musical word puzzle and design trainers fit for a rap battle champion, alongside jokes, facts and further reading recommendations.

Activity packs are a handy A5 size and printed on uncoated paper which is fully recyclable.

We dispatch orders Monday - Friday.

  • Standard UK Royal Mail delivery £2.99 (free on orders over £25)
  • UK Express delivery also available from £5.50
  • International shipping available to select destinations (calculated at checkout according to weight)

Our packs are wrapped in a simple paper sleeve and sent out in a cardboard book wrap – we would be so grateful if you could recycle both.

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We are a monthly book subscription by post for children aged 5 to 14, focused on helping families discover new and different chapter books.

This title was sent to subscribers in the Cockatoo reading group, aged roughly 8 to 12.

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