A lyrical road trip through the Mississippi Delta, exploring the landmarks that shaped one of America’s most beloved musical traditions.
The Children’s Books Committee of Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year List - Folklore and Fairy Tales; Outstanding Merit (2023)
American Library Association Notable Children's Books List (2023)
Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Books of the Year List (2022)
The New York Times New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award (2022)
PubWest Bronze Book Design Award in Children’s/Young Adult (2022)
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.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The Horn Book Magazine
School Library Journal
Booklist, starred review