To Pimp a Butterfly: Teaching Kendrick Lamar’s New Album

In the spirit of celebrating Kendrick Lamar’s epic performance at the Grammys, you must grab this brilliant literary lesson I found at Brian Mooney’s website. The lesson uses Kendrick’s album, To Pimp A Butterfly‬, to help high schoolers develop a critical lens by drawing political and historical connections between his album and the literary text, ‪The Bluest Eye‬, by Toni Morrison

Mooney, Brian. “WHY I DROPPED EVERYTHING AND STARTED TEACHING KENDRICK LAMAR’S NEW ALBUM.” Brian Mooney. N.p., 27 Mar. 2015. Web. Feb. 2016. <>.