Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Adoff, Jaime.
New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, 2005.
ISBN 0786852143
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Eighth-grader Keith James is having a hard time coming to terms with his father's death.  MAJ had gone to the corner store for some Diet Coke when a robbery gone bad claimed his life in a hail of bullets.  And now Keith "Little Cool" and his mother are penniless and are about to lose their home.  You would think that a successful music producer like MAJ would have been pretty well off.  But now Keith and his mom are forced to leave Brooklyn and live with his aunt in a small midwestern town.  How can  big city Little Cool ever fit in?  To help him through the rough times, Little Cool turns to Jimi Hendrix.  Although long gone, Little Cool pours out his grief and anger into the songs of Jimi.
SUBJECTS:     Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Hendrix, Jimi -- Fiction.
                        Grief -- Fiction.
                        Fathers and sons -- Fiction.

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