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Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

Rita Williams-Garcia

From beloved Newbery Honor winner and three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia comes a powerful and heartfelt novel about loss, family, and love that will appeal to fans of Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander. Clayton feels most alive when he's with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of Bluesmen-he can't wait to join them, just as soon as he has a blues song of his own. But then the unthinkable happens. Cool Papa Byrd dies, and Clayton's mother forbids Clayton from playing the blues. And Clayton knows that's no way to live. Armed with his grandfather's brown porkpie hat and his harmonica, he runs away from home in search of the Bluesmen, hoping he can join them on the road. But on the journey that takes him through the New York City subways and to Washington Square Park, Clayton learns some things that surprise him.

From beloved Newbery Honor winner and three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia comes a powerful and heartfelt novel about loss, family, and love that will appeal to fans of Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander. Clayton feels most alive when he's with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of Bluesmen-he can't wait to join them, just as soon as he has a blues song of his own. But then the unthinkable happens. Cool Papa Byrd dies, and Clayton's mother forbids Clayton from playing the blues. And Clayton knows that's no way to live. Armed with his grandfather's brown porkpie hat and his harmonica, he runs away from home in search of the Bluesmen, hoping he can join them on the road. But on the journey that takes him through the New York City subways and to Washington Square Park, Clayton learns some things that surprise him.
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From beloved Newbery Honor winner and three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia comes a powerful and heartfelt novel about loss, family, and love that will appeal to fans of Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander. Clayton feels most alive when he's with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of Bluesmen-he can't wait to join them, just as soon as he has a blues song of his own. But then the unthinkable happens. Cool Papa Byrd dies, and Clayton's mother forbids Clayton from playing the blues. And Clayton knows that's no way to live. Armed with his grandfather's brown porkpie hat and his harmonica, he runs away from home in search of the Bluesmen, hoping he can join them on the road. But on the journey that takes him through the New York City subways and to Washington Square Park, Clayton learns some things that surprise him.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Adam Lazarre-White

Length:

3h 45m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:46


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:59