Publisher description for Jimi : sounds like a rainbow : a story of the young Jimi Hendrix / by Gary Golio ; illustrated by Javaka Steptoe.


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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.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hendrix, Jimi -- Juvenile literature.
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Guitarists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Hendrix, Jimi.
Rock musicians.
Guitarists.