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Clayton Byrd goes underground

Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publisher: New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Clayton feels most alive when he's with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of Bluesmen -- he can't wait to join them, just as soon as he has a blues song of his own. But then the unthinkable happens. Cool Papa Byrd dies, and Clayton's mother forbids Clayton from playing the blues. And Clayton knows that's no way to live. Armed with his grandfather's brown porkpie hat and his harmonica, he runs away from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Blues music
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN: 0062215930 9780062215932 9781549067129 1549067125 9781643109138 1643109138
OCLC Number: 1001743634
Target Audience: Ages 8-12.
Description: 166 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Rita Williams-Garcia ; illustrations by Frank Morrison.

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A National Book Award Finalist from a Newbery Honoree and three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. After aspiring bluesman Clayton Byrd loses his beloved grandfather, he must figure out what to do  Read more...

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"Clayton's love of his grandfather and his music is wonderfully drawn, as is his grief when he loses them.... Strong characterizations and vivid musical scenes add layers to this warm family story." Read more...

 
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