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The Resource Clayton Byrd goes underground, Rita Williams-Garcia ; illustrations by Frank Morrison

Clayton Byrd goes underground, Rita Williams-Garcia ; illustrations by Frank Morrison

Label
Clayton Byrd goes underground
Title
Clayton Byrd goes underground
Statement of responsibility
Rita Williams-Garcia ; illustrations by Frank Morrison
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Feeling most alive when he plays music with his grandfather, aspiring bluesman Clayton Byrd is devastated when his grandfather passes away and his mother forbids him from playing the blues, losses that compel him to run away in the hope of joining other bluesmen on the road
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Tone
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Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2017
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 2018.
Awards note
  • A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
  • National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562207
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams-Garcia, Rita
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 8-12
  • 710L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • MG
  • MG
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
710
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
  • 4.4
  • 4.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Morrison, Frank
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Blues (Music)
  • Grandparent and child
  • Grandfathers
  • Bereavement
  • Families
  • African Americans
  • Blues (Music)
  • Grandparent and child
  • Grandfathers
  • Bereavement
  • Family life
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • African Americans
  • Bereavement
  • Blues (Music)
  • Families
  • Grandfathers
  • Grandparent and child
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Clayton Byrd goes underground, Rita Williams-Garcia ; illustrations by Frank Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957240924
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780062215918
Lccn
2016950351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957240924
Label
Clayton Byrd goes underground, Rita Williams-Garcia ; illustrations by Frank Morrison
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957240924
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780062215918
Lccn
2016950351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957240924

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