Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia, illus. by Frank Morrison

Clayton Byrd yearns to be, like the grandfather he misses, “a true bluesman among bluesmen.” Musical in its language, this novel is both an homage to the blues and an exploration of familiar territory for Williams-Garcia, asking (as she did in the just-about-perfect One Crazy Summer) if a person can be singularly devoted to their art and still be a responsible and loving parent. An interesting examination of an artist’s life and choices. Grades 4–7. - Ga

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ISBN: 9780062215918
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Published: Amistad Press - May 9th, 2017


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