The New York Times New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award (2022)
A lyrical road trip through the Mississippi Delta, exploring the landmarks that shaped one of America’s most beloved musical traditions.
One morning Bo Willie finds the doghouse empty and the gate wide open! Farmer Fred says Yellow Dog hit Highway 61 and started running. Aunt Jessie picks up Bo Willie in her pink Cadillac, and together they look for his missing puppy love. Their search leads them from juke joints to tamale stands to streets ringing with the music of B.B. King and Muddy Waters. Where, where did that Yellow Dog go?
Acclaimed creators Alice Faye Duncan and Chris Raschka present a boogie-woogie journey along the Mississippi Blues Trail. With swinging free verse and stunning hand-stitched art, Yellow Dog Blues is a soulful fable about what happens when the blues grabs you and holds on tight.---from the publisher
32 pages 978-0802855534 Ages 5-9
Keywords: music, African American and Black stories, the blues, historical fiction, Fine Arts Curriculum, African American author, fable, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, dogs