November 27 Birthday: Jimi Hendrix: JIMI: SOUNDS LIKE A RAINBOW

Jimi Hendrix
November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970

by Gary Golio
illustrated by Javaka Steptoe
(Houghton Mifflin, 2010)

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.

November 27 Birthday: Jimi Hendrix. JIM SOUNDS LIKE A RAINBOW

Jimi Hendrix, musician
November 27, 1942-September 18, 1970

Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix by Gary Golio, illustrated by Javaka Steptoe (Clarion Books, 2010).

Meet the heart and soul of the rock ‘n’ roller who electrified the 1960s–before he became a star. Through vibrant language and dynamic illustrations, readers are introduced to Hendrix’s childhood friends, his inspirations, his songs, his fire.

The official Jimi Hendrix website offers news, video, music, album information and a bio of this pioneer.