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Clayton Byrd goes underground

Williams-Garcia, Rita, author.

New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]

166 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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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.

Lexile: 710L

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ISBN:

978-0-06-221591-8 (hardback)

ISBN:

978-0-06-221591-8 (hardback)

LC Call No:

PZ7.W6713 Cl 2017

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Williams-Garcia, Rita, author.

Title:

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

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

166 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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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.

Target Audience:

710 Lexile.

Study Program:

189070 EN.

Awards Note:

A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)

Subject:

African Americans--Juvenile fiction.

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Blues (Music)--Juvenile fiction.

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Grandparent and child--Juvenile fiction.

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Grandfathers--Death--Juvenile fiction.

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Bereavement--Juvenile fiction.

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Families--Juvenile fiction.

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African Americans--Fiction.

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Blues (Music)--Fiction.

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Grandparent and child--Fiction.

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Grandfathers--Death--Fiction.

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Bereavement--Fiction.

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Family life--Fiction.

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Bereavement.--Fiction.

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Family life--Fiction.

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African Americans--Fiction.

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Blues (Music)--Fiction.

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Grandparent and child--Fiction.

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Bereavement--Fiction.

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Grandfathers--Death--Fiction.

Subject:

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational.

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JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music.

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JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism.

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African Americans.

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Bereavement.

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Blues (Music)

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Families.

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Grandfathers--Death.

Subject:

Grandparent and child.

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Music--Fiction.

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Prejudices--Fiction.

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Family life--Fiction.

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Performing arts--Fiction.

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Fiction for children.

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Juvenile fiction.

AE:PersName:

Morrison, Frank, 1971-, illustrator.

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