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Rodney Whittenberg: featuring Palatine, Shirley Franklin, John Lewis, and Dr. Bernard C. Watson, The Sprout U School of the Arts Choir

About your song (e.g., any unique instruments used, the origins of the lyrics, what inspired you, etc.):  

This song was so much fun to write, produce and record. I had a feeling that children featured on the song would listen to it and be excited to sign out the words "EDUCATION!", and I was right! They picked up on the message and the fun groove of the music and you can hear their passion in the song.  I love how the samples of the civil rights leaders make up the verses!

What you hope children & families will get from this song: There was one common thread that connected civil rights icons John Lewis, Shirley Franklin, Julian Bond, and Andrew Young together, and that was their thirst and dedication for learning. I hope children will always be reminded that if there something they cant figure out - a challenge or a difficulty in their lives - they they'll do what the song says - "ask a teacher or read a book or two" and together they can figure out what to do.