Clayton Byrd Goes Underground / Rita Williams-Garcia

Clayton Byrd’s closest companion is his blues-playing grandpa, Cool Papa. When Cool Papa passes away, Clayton is lost without his dearest friend and the music they shared together. His mother won’t have the blues in the house anymore–so Clayton has to devise a plan to bring the music back.  Author Rita Williams-Garcia hits just the right note in this book, brilliantly showcasing the complicated relationships between family members and how each of us is impacted differently by the lives of our loved ones. Ages 8-12.

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