Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

eBook - 2017
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Feeling most alive when he's playing the blues with his grandfather, Clayton is devastated when his grandfather dies and his mother forbids him from playing music, losses that compel him to run away and join bluesmen on the road.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062215949
Characteristics: 1 online resource (166 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Morrison, Frank 1971-- Illustrator
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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Jun 06, 2017

This book is very good, and it's very good in several different ways: 1. It's a very moving and convincing portrayal of a kid's grief. 2. It portrays an interesting and complex relationship between a mother and a father without feeling the need to resolve it neatly at the end. 3. It's only 160 pages long, but contains a totally satisfying emotional arc for Clayton as he copes with the death of his beloved grandfather. Rita Williams-Garcia is so talented; fans of her previous work will love this.


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