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Rock & Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story

Title

Rock & Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story

Illustrator

Adam Gustavson

Publisher

Henry Holt and Company

Pages

40 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780805094732

Genre

nonfiction

Topic

Culture/Ethnicity; Bicultural; two cultures; cultural heritage

Annotation

Canadian guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson is known mainly for his central role in the musical group the Band. But how did he become one of Rolling Stone's top 100 guitarists of all time? Written by his son, Sebastian, this is the story of a rock-and-roll legend's journey through music, beginning when he was taught to play guitar at nine years old on a Native American reservation. Rock and Roll Highway is the story of a young person's passion, drive, and determination to follow his dream.

Grade Level

K-3

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

indirect

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Jewish / Mohawk Native American

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015; Choices, 2015; Never Too Old: Picture Books to Share with Older Children and Teens, 2014

Keywords

rock musicians; Native American rock musicians; Canada; gambling; music; acoustic guitar; electric guitar

Item Type

Nonfiction

Format

picturebook

Rock & Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story

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