Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Water

People, Identity & Culture
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters
Author(s):
Michael Mahin
Illustrator(s):
Evan Turk
Age Group:
5-8
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
978-1481443494
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

Muddy Waters was never good at doing what he was told. When Grandma Della said the blues wouldn’t put food on the table, Muddy didn’t listen. And when record producers told him no one wanted to listen to a country boy playing country blues, Muddy ignored them as well. This tenacious streak carried Muddy from the hardscrabble fields of Mississippi to the smoky juke joints of Chicago and finally to a recording studio where a landmark record was made. Soon the world fell in love with the tough spirit of Muddy Waters.

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