Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

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Awards:2017-Young People's Literature-Shortlist-National Book Award
Original Publish Date: May 09, 2017
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Product Number: Z100120851
Released: May 09, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062682581
Narrator/s: Adam Lazarre-White
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
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From beloved Newbery Honor winner and three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia comes a powerful and heartfelt novel about loss, family, and love that will appeal to fans of Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander. Clayton feels most alive when heA??s with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of BluesmenA??he canA??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 ClaytonA??s mother forbids Clayton from playing the blues. And Clayton knows thatA??s no way to live. Armed with his grandfatherA??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. National Book Award Finalist * Kirkus Best Books of 2017 * Horn Book Best Books of 2017 * Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017 * School Library Journal Best Books of 2017 * NAACP Image Awards Youth/Teens Winner * Chicago Public Library Best Books * Boston Globe Best Books of 2017 "This slim novel strikes a strong chord."A??Publishers Weekly (starred review) "This complex tale of family and forgiveness has heart.A? A??School Library Journal (starred review) "Strong characterizations and vivid musical scenes add layers to this warm family story.A? A??Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A??An appealing, realistic story with frequent elegant turns of phrase." A??The Horn Book (starred review) "Garcia-Williams skillfully finds melody in words.A? A??Booklist (starred review)

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Narrator(s): Adam Lazarre-White
Product Number DD31439
Released: May 09, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538416198
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Product Number EB00683172
Released: May 09, 2017
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Publisher: Quill Tree Books
ISBN: #9780062215949

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