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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters

By Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Picture book bio of blues great has dazzling art.

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Light on words but heavy in meaning, this biography really takes readers into the world of the Mississippi Delta in the Jim Crow South. Award-winning illustrator Evan Turk's vibrant watercolor, ink, and collage artwork evoke the gut-bucket sound and feel of the music and the electrifying energy of Chicago, one of the most important cities in black music history. Muddy is a great way to introduce young kids to the rich world of America's folk music traditions, and to expose them to a little bit of the history of a troubled time period and a remarkable individual.

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