Reading is very important for any up and coming rapper. No one knows this better then Hip-Hop star Common. So in order to help more kids read he has launched, “The Corner,” an online
book club and social network designed to help kids ages 13-18 read more books.
The site features recommended books
that promote messages of tolerance, compassion and nonviolent expressions of
achieving social justice. Members get a blog that they can use to chat about relevant
topics and have a chance to participate in a live online chat with Common Ground
Corner will also feature interviews each month with celebrity artists who will
talk about their favorite books and why reading is so important to them.