Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

by Rita Williams-Garcia

Clayton feels most alive when he's playing music with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of Bluesmen—he can't wait to join them.But then the unthinkable happens. Author's note.

ISBN: 9780062215918

JLG Release: August 2017

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City Elementary

Grades 2-6


12 books / $17.05 a book

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    Hardcover edition



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    8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

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    Level: 710L

    Awards & Honors

    2018 YouPer Award Honor
    Booklist Top 10 Diverse Fiction for Older and Middle Readers: 2018
    ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2018, Middle
    ALA-CBC Building a Home Library Booklist - 2018
    CCBC Choices 2018 Choice: Fiction for Children
    Summer 2017 Kids’ Indies Next List, Ages 9 to 12
    CSMCL Best Multicultural Children’s Books of 2017
    National Book Award 2017 Longlist
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017, Middle Grade
    Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth, Arts
    Publishers Weekly’s; Best Books of 2017, Middle Grade
    School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2017, Middle Grade and Chapter Books
    Horn Book Fanfare List 2017, Fiction
    Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Fiction for Older Readers



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