The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters

Book - 2017
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Presents the life of blues legend Muddy Waters, describing how he persisted with his interest in music despite a lack of encouragement from his family and record producers, leading him to Chicago where he was able to record his unique country blues sound.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2017]
ISBN: 9781481443494
Branch Call Number: B M883
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Turk, Evan - Illustrator


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Rebecca_Kohn Jan 31, 2018

Rich and energetic illustrations are the backdrop for the singular story of blues musician Muddy Waters. The pages about Muddy's move to Chicago are collaged with newspaper headlines, adding a subtle but powerful message about the African American experience during the Great Migration. A great book for programs about music and American history.

ChiPubLib_Douglass Jan 03, 2018

I felt moved by the intense and BOLD artwork…the pages seemed to move with the story.

DPLjosie Nov 03, 2017

Wow! Beautiful and powerful. The art echos the feel of Waters' music as compared to the jazz he first found in Chicago.

cmlibrary_rkimray Oct 03, 2017

A gorgeously illustrated picture book biography with nice oversized pages for sharing in a schoolage program. Share it to increase music appreciation or any time you want kids to be inspired by individuals who are passionate about their art. Be sure to play some of the Chicago blues selections listed in the back under "Further Listening".


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cmlibrary_rkimray Oct 03, 2017

cmlibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 12


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cmlibrary_rkimray Oct 03, 2017

So he found himself a half-smashed kerosene can to beat on. And a wheezy accordion to squeeze. And a tired piece of wire to pluck. And made himself enough noise to feel good. Not even Grandma Della could keep from dancing.


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