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If you teach 5th grade you will love this book, because it packed with figurative language.
I would love to see all children's books flow to the artistic message-driven and insight-laden format this book so significantly and respectfully conveys.
While the artist, Javaka Steptoe, uses a sort of painting collage with a wonderful pallet of colors to draw you further in to the text.
Jimi Hendrix was an artist who painted his message with sound. Every chord and note was a different color on his musical pallet and this is his story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shelli
If you teach 5th grade you will love this book, because it packed with figurative language. I spent a whole week dissecting it with students. It had similes, onamatopeia, etc.Published 6 months ago by B. temple
This is a wonderful book - something new to consider for Black History Month or any school library. Incredibly engaging with beautiful illustrations and great writing. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jasmine Love
Neat story, dynamite animation--artist's use of color definately helped bring out the best in this childhood story of Jimi Hendrix. Read morePublished 16 months ago by George Marshall