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Williams-Garcia, Rita.
New York : Amistad, 2017
IL 3-6, RL 4.4

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Cool Papa Byrd is a blues man.  And his grandson Clayton thinks he is the best. Cool Papa lets Clayton come to some of his gigs even though they have to keep it secret from his mother.  Clayton doesn't understand why she hates her own father so much. Especially since it is Cool Papa Byrd. But she wants nothing to do with the blues or that life even mentioned in her house.  When Cool Papa dies in the night, Clayton's life is turned upside down. How can he go on without Cool Papa? Without the blues? He has to come up with a plan.

SUBJECTS:     African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Bereavement -- Fiction.
                        Blues (Music) -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Grandfathers -- Death -- Fiction.
                        Grandparent and child -- Fiction.
                        Subways -- Fiction.

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