A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix

the bookThe book Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow is a picture book that can be used to expose elementary-age readers to Jimi Hendrix and his music.  Hendrix, a popular guitar player in the 1960s is well-known today for his outstanding performance at Woodstock, where he played the electric guitar with his teeth as well as the Star-Spangled Banner at Woodstock.  His music left him as a legend and as one of the greatest rock star superheroes of all times.

Jimi did not finish school, but taught himself how to play the guitar, children can learn from Jimi's story as a child how hard work and determination can lead to success.  Check this book out and discuss the do's and the dont's with your child regarding the highs and the lows we experience in life.

-- Deborah P. Turner, children's librarian