Music Inspired Juvenile Fiction

//Music Inspired Juvenile Fiction

Music Inspired Juvenile Fiction

  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father–the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
  • Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle Armed with a one-way ticket to New York City, small-town theater geek Nate is off to start rehearsals for E.T.: The Broadway Musical. It’s everything he ever practiced his autograph for But as thrilling as Broadway is, rehearsals are nothing like Nate expects: full of intimidating child stars, cut-throat understudies, and a director who can’t even remember Nate’s name.
  • The Other Side of Summer by Emily Gale Summer’s father moves their family to Australia after the sudden death of her brother Floyd, and the only thing that keeps her grounded is Floyd’s guitar, which was miraculously unharmed in the bombing that killed him.
  • The Music Thief by Peni R. Griffin Living in San Antonio, Texas, eleven-year-old Alma tries to cope with the drive-by shooting death of her favorite Latina singer, as well as deal with the struggles of her various family members, and finds herself doing something she knows is wrong.
  • Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes Preferring science and reading to the sports his father wants him to play, Garvey comforts himself with food and endures bullying before joining the school chorus, where he learns how to accept himself and bond with his father.
  • The Song From Somewhere Else by A.F. Harrold Frank doesn’t know how to feel when Nick Underbridge rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. He’s big, he’s weird and he smells – or so everyone in Frank’s class thinks. And yet, there’s something nice about Nick’s house. There’s strange music playing there, and it feels light and good and makes Frank feel happy for the first time in forever. But there’s more to Nick, and to his house, than meets the eye, and soon Frank realises she isn’t the only one keeping secrets. Or the only one who needs help? A poignant, darkly comic and deeply moving story about the power of the extraordinary, and finding friendship where you least expect it.
  • Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly Bullied at school, eighth-grader Apple, a Filipino American who loves the music of the Beatles, decides to change her life by learning how to play the guitar.
  • Frankie Rocks the House by Paul Martin Frankie loves to sing and dance so Professor Von Skalpel devises a plan to get him a recording deal by covering up Frankie’s monster-like appearance.
  • Totally Unrelated by Tom Ryan After spending years languishing in his family’s Celtic music band, Neil forms a rock band with his friend Bert and steps into the spotlight.
  • Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan Decades after a man is entwined in a prophecy-based quest involving three mysterious sisters and a harmonica, three individuals from different areas of the world confront daunting challenges involving the same harmonica.
  • A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban Ten-year-old Zoe Elias, who longs to play the piano but must resign herself to learning the organ, instead, finds that her musicianship has a positive impact on her workaholic mother, her jittery father, and her school social life.
  • The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White Knowing how to read and write is not enough for Louis, a voiceless Trumpeter Swan; his determination to learn to play a stolen trumpet takes him far from his wilderness home.
  • Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia Feeling most alive when he plays music with his grandfather, aspiring bluesman Clayton Byrd is devastated when his grandfather passes away and his mother forbids him from playing the blues, losses that compel him to run away in the hope of joining other bluesmen on the road.
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