Jimi & Me
Jamie Adolf (2005)
Coretta Scott King New Talent Award 2006
written in free verse, sometimes very rhythmic and lyrical, makes yer head bob while reading... a boy loses his dad suddenly and then learns some hard truths about him, and about life. Not preachy, good surprise at the end, many music references.
Good to use for poetry/music, even for younger kids (some parts)...
connections: music, Jimi Hendrix, poetry, race relations