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Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

Written by Greg Neri and illustrated by A.G. Ford and Greg Neri
Published by Candlewick Press
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There’s never been anyone like music legend Johnny Cash. His deep voice is instantly recognizable, and his heartfelt songs resonate with listeners of all ages and backgrounds. G. Neri captures Johnny’s story in beautiful free verse, portraying an ordinary boy with an extraordinary talent who grew up in extreme poverty, faced incredible challenges, and ultimately found his calling by always being true to the gift of his voice. A. G. Ford’s luscious paintings of the dramatic southern landscape of Johnny Cash’s childhood illuminate this portrait of a legend, taking us from his humble beginnings to his enormous success on the world stage.

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Who Wrote Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

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Greg Neri

G. Neri is the Coretta Scott King honor-winning author of Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty and the recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for his free-verse novella, Chess Rumble. His books have been translated into multiple languages in over 25 countries. They include the novels Tru & Nelle, A Christmas Tale, Ghetto Cowboy, and the free-verse picture book bios, Hello, I’m Johnny Cash and When Paul Met Artie. In 2017, he was awarded a National Science Foundation grant that sent him to Antarctica to research a new book. He currently lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with his wife and daughter, where he swims with manatees and occasionally, an alligator.

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Who Illustrated Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

A.G. Ford

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September 18, 2014