Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters

A celebration of the blues musician whose fierce, electric sound laid the groundwork for rock & roll

By Michael Mahin Read by Damany Jackson Biographies & Memoirs / Children's Nonfiction / Cultural / Music English, Unabridged 19m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Audio CDs July 10, 2018 $14.99 $12.99 9781974906864 Add to Cart
							Muddy Waters was never good at doing what he was told. When Grandma Della said the blues wouldn't put food on the table, Muddy didn't listen. And when record producers told him that no one wanted to listen to a country boy playing country blues, Muddy ignored them as well. This tenacious streak carried Muddy from the hardscrabble fields of Mississippi to the smoky juke joints of Chicago and finally to a recording studio where a landmark record was made. 

Soon the world fell in love with the tough spirit of Muddy Waters. In blues-infused prose and soulful illustrations, Michael Mahin and award-winning artist Evan Turk tell Muddy's fascinating and inspiring story of struggle, determination, and hope.

NPR Best Books of 2017 List; A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2017; Parents' Choice Awards Gold Award Winner; Junior Library Guild Selection, Fall 2017 - Awards

"Mahin's words have a beat all their own, capturing the lows and highs with poetic verve...the equivalent of a dynamic guitar riff..." - Booklist, Starred Review

"...poetic celebration of Muddy Waters' musical truth..." - Kirkus Reviews