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Muddy by Michael James Mahin
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really liked it
bookshelves: biography, music, nonfiction, public-library, picture-book, onomatopoeia
Read 2 times. Last read July 7, 2018.

The art in this book is spectacular! Truly, I was so enamored with each turn of the page. In addition, the text was pretty good, making good use of onomatopoeia. I enjoyed this.

We learn how MicKinley grew up in Mississippi, his mother passed, he fell in love with the blues, and moved to Chicago to pursue his dream. He had a few shots at cutting a record, always doing what the producer said. The music went nowhere. Finally, at Chess, he refused. He played his raw blues. Chess cut 3,000 records that sold out in a day. More were quickly printed; Muddy was on his way.

I enjoyed this book.
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Finished Reading
July 6, 2018 – Shelved
July 6, 2018 – Shelved as: biography
July 6, 2018 – Shelved as: music
July 6, 2018 – Shelved as: nonfiction
July 6, 2018 – Shelved as: public-library
July 6, 2018 – Shelved as: picture-book
July 6, 2018 – Shelved as: onomatopoeia
July 7, 2018 – Started Reading
July 7, 2018 – Finished Reading

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