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Song for Jimi: The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix

Song for Jimi: The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix

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By Charles R. Smith Jr.

Illustrated by Edel Rodriguez

Jimi Hendrix's talent was epic, and so is this lyrical account of his life, with spectacular artwork by Edel Rodriguez-- including a poster underneath the jacket!

From his turbulent childhood through his epical appearance at the Monterey and Woodstock festivals, Charles R. Smith Jr. covers it all in this rich and rhythmic account of a singular life, accompanied by the psychedelic splendor of Edel Rodriguez's acid-tinged artwork.
Let me tell you a story,
a story 'bout a boy,
who became a man,
a git-tar man,
named Jimi.

Written as a series of verses beginning with intro and ending with outro, this unique mix of rhythm and rhyme captures the essence of rock icon Jimi Hendrix and his struggle to live life on his own terms.
Backmatter, including a select discography, timeline of Hendrix's life, and a personal essay from the author, is included. 

A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year
A CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
A CSMCL Best Multicultural Children's Book of the Year
An Evanston Public Library Great Books for Kids pick!
Hardcover / Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Music / Rock / African American & Black
Ages 7 And Up, Grades 2 And Up
0.55" H x 10.16" L x 10.31" W (1.2 lbs) 56 pages

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