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JIMI: Sounds Like a Rainbow - A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix

Written by Gary Golio and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe
Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
6-9
Target Age
32
Pages
Picture
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Jimi Hendrix was many things - a superstar, a rebel, a hero, an innovator. But first, he was a boy named Jimmy who loved to draw and paint and listen to records. A boy who played air guitar with a broomstick and longed for a real guitar of his own. A boy who asked himself a question: Could someone paint pictures with sound?

This a story of a talented child who learns to see, hear, and interpret the world around him in his own unique way. It is also a story of a determined kid with a vision, who worked hard to become a devoted and masterful artist. Jimi Hendrix - a groundbreaking performer whose music shook the very foundations of rock ‘n’ roll.

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Who Wrote JIMI: Sounds Like a Rainbow - A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix

author
Gary Golio

Gary Golio has led many lives: visual artist, high-tension electrician, musician, clinical social worker & therapist, arts teacher, gallery director, and children’s book author. He enjoyed an early love of comic books (1950s DC, 1960s Marvel), and originally hoped to pattern his life after Leonardo DaVinci, Spider Man, and Doctor Strange. So he became an artist and author, and removes live spiders from his house when his wife asks him.

But seriously: each of Gary’s books highlights an artist/musician’s roots and influences, promoting the idea that artists are models of persistence and commitment, embodying values of imagination, hopefulness, and self-acceptance.

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Javaka Steptoe

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0618852794
ISBN 13:
9780618852796
Publication Date:
October 4, 2010