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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (74 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Dean Myers Narrator: Richard Allen Publisher: Live Oak Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN:
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The opening line of this call-and-response style verse asks the question that forms the thread throughout: Blues, what do you mean to me? In a magnificent collaboration of words and song, a timeline of the blues is presented in a soulful reading with dramatic musical accompaniment that offers a compelling evocation of the blues experience. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny Gallop | 1/12/2014

    " This book brings together two cultures that merge to create a new style of Blues. Poetry that was brought to America during the slave period. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 1/11/2014

    " This is basically a song written into beautiful illustrations. Still, an interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 11/15/2013

    " excellent timeline and closer look at blues music "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyra Harwell | 7/8/2012

    " I used this with 4th grade while studying lyrical poetry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 12/8/2011

    " A good introduction to the blues for young readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josie | 8/20/2011

    " Yay poetry month! I did a really poor job of reading this to some kids today, but it was nice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 7/9/2011

    " Poetry about the musical form: The Blues. Great glossary and introductin to the terminology and history of the blues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Hoskins | 7/25/2010

    " This is a wonderful book. Poetry invokes blues music and subject matter. The illustrations are so amazing - expressive, poignant, beautiful. This should have gotten the caldecott in 04. Artwork was created with blue ink, white paint, and brown paper bags. Virtuosic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 7/21/2010

    " Poetry about the musical form: The Blues. Great glossary and introductin to the terminology and history of the blues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 6/23/2010

    " excellent timeline and closer look at blues music "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josie | 4/1/2010

    " Yay poetry month! I did a really poor job of reading this to some kids today, but it was nice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 10/30/2009

    " A good introduction to the blues for young readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 2/12/2008

    " This book brings together two cultures that merge to create a new style of Blues. Poetry that was brought to America during the slave period. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 2/4/2008

    " This is basically a song written into beautiful illustrations. Still, an interesting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MissInformation | 11/30/2007

    " African American history is portrayed through verses of heartrending blues
    lyrics. Includes glossary
    and timeline.
    "

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About the Author
Author Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers (1937–2014) was the acclaimed author of over fifty books, primarily for young adults. His notable works include Fallen Angels, Monster, Crystal, and Scorpions. He won numerous awards for his works, including five Coretta Scott King Awards for African American authors. He also won the first Michael L. Printz Award for his book Monster. In January of 2012 he became the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

About the Narrator

Richard Allen is an accomplished and respected theatrical actor whose work includes Ragtime and PBS’ Great Performances: Play On! His voice can be heard on numerous television and radio productions, as well as the animated series Jumanji.