Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Summary & Study Guide
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Overview
Rita Williams-Garcia’s fiction young adult novel Clayton Byrd Goes Underground tells the story of Clayton and his adventures on the subway. Clayton is a boy who wants to become a professional musician - a bluesman - but his mother and school seem to get in the way. After his grandfather - Cool Papa - passes away and Clayton’s mother cannot accept his music, Clayton decides to run away and go underground. This novel explores the theme of parents not understanding, while using music to weave Clayton’s adventure.
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"Focusing her attention on contemporary African American youth," writes Susan P. Bloom in Twentieth-Century Young Adult Writers, "Rita Williams- Garcia informs her fictional teenagers with her own exp...