Clayton Byrd Goes Underground (paperback)
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground (paperback)

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground (paperback)

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What is this book about?

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, but then the unthinkable happens. Cool Papa Byrd dies, and Clayton’s mother forbids Clayton from playing the blues. 

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.

Suggested Reading Level:  8-12yrs (3rd-7th grade) but reading is ageless and immortal like the soul of the blues

Author: Rita Williams-Garcia


Good used condition, has 1 corner slightly bent but no other signs of wear or tear