Song for Jimi: The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix
by Charles R. Smith Jr., Illustrated by Edel Rodriguez
Publication Date: Nov 23, 2021
List Price: $22.99
Format: Hardcover, 56 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Neal Porter Books
Publisher: Holiday House
Parent Company: Holiday House, Inc.
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Jimi Hendrix’s talent was epic, and so is this fifty-six-page lyrical account of his life, with spectacular artwork by Edel Rodriguez— including a poster underneath the jacket!
From his turbulent childhood through his epical appearance at the Monterey and Woodstock festivals, Charles R. Smith Jr. covers it all in this rich and rhythmic account of a singular life, accompanied by the psychedelic splendor of Edel Rodriguez’s acid-tinged artwork.
Let me tell you a story,
a story ’bout a boy,
who became a man,
a git-tar man,
Written as a series of verses beginning with intro and ending with outro, this unique mix of rhythm and rhyme captures the essence of rock icon Jimi Hendrix and his struggle to live life on his own terms.
Backmatter, including a select discography, timeline of Hendrix’s life, and a personal essay from the author, is included.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year
A CSMCL Best Multicultural Children’s Book of the Year
An Evanston Public Library Great Books for Kids pick!