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Blues Journey

By Walter Dean Myers, 1937-

The opening verse of this latest father/son collaboration probes the very essence of a form--and a feeling; it asks the question that anyone who has sought solace in music can relate to. The pair's first composition wandered through a Harlem collage, depicting "a call, a song, the mood indigo, a language of darkness." This new duet is the blues: verbally and visually, it explores the idiom while exemplifying it. A call and response accompanies each painting. As the journey progresses, the lyrics and art look at loss through the lenses of slavery, poverty, lynching, love spurned, fear of dying and of living. An author's note provides a lucid description of the history, elements, and importance of the blues.

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Blues journey

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Publish Date

2003

ISBN

0823416135


Format: Book
Author: Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
Title: Blues journey / by Walter Dean Myers ; illustrated by Christopher Myers.
Publisher Date: New York : Holiday House, 2003.
Subject: Blues (Music) -- Juvenile poetry. African Americans -- Juvenile poetry
Isbn: 0823416135
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 11
System Items Total: 12
Call Number: 811.54 Mye
Oclc: 45757741
Upc:
Bib Id: 194844

Format: Book
Author: Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
Title: Blues journey / by Walter Dean Myers ; illustrated by Christopher Myers.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Holiday House, 2003.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.
Subjects: Blues (Music) -- Juvenile poetry.
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile poetry
Other Author: Myers, Christopher ill.
LCCN: 2001016645
ISBN: 0823416135
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 11
Total Copies: 12
Call Number: 811.54 Mye