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Clayton Byrd goes underground

Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publisher: New York : Amistad, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView 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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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN: 9780062215918 0062215914
OCLC Number: 1012396380
Awards: Commended for National Book Awards (Young People's Lit.) 2017
Description: 166 sider : illustrations

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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 home in search of the Bluesmen, hoping he can join them on the road. But on the journey that takes him through the New York City subways and to Washington Square Park, Clayton learns some things that surprise him

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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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