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Guitar Day

The new CBC Holidays Series will explore stories that relate to specific holidays so that kid, and adult, readers can celebrate in the best way we know how… with a good book!

On Friday, February 11th, it’s both National Guitar Day and Get Out Your Guitar Day where we celebrate the music of guitars. Whether we listen to an artist play, sing along with friends or family around a fire, or learn from a teacher, guitars can bring us together and comfort us during good and bad times. Today, let’s pick up a book and enjoy the music from a good ol’ guitar!

806: A Novel by Cynthia Weil (Tanglewood Publishing, Inc.) — Fiction, Prose, Action / Adventure, Humor, Music / Art, Teen.

All Summer Long by Hope Larson (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group) — Fiction, Graphic Novel, Coming of Age, Music / Art, Series, ages 7-12.

Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group) — Fiction, Historical Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Music / Art, Teen.

Baby’s Got the Blues by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. Lauren Tobia (Candlewick) — Fiction, Picture Book, Music / Art, Humor, ages 4-6.

Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly, illus. Betsy Peterschmidt (HarperCollins Children’s Books) — Fiction, Prose, Music / Art, Background / Culture, ages 7-12.

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (Little, Brown Young Readers) — Fiction, Prose, Romance, Mental/Physical Health, Music / Art, Teen.

Guitar Genius: How Les Paul Engineered the Solid-Body Electric Guitar and Rocked the World by Kim Tomsic, illus. Brett Helquist (Chronicle Books) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Biography / Memoir, History, Music / Art, ages 7-12.

Kitaro the Vampire Slayer by Shigeru Mizuki and translated by Zack Davisson (Drawn & Quarterly) — Fiction, Graphic Novel, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Music / Art, Series, ages 7-12.

Leaving Lymon by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Holiday House) — Fiction, Prose. Historical Fiction, Music / Art, ages 7-12.

Pizzasaurus Rex by Justin Wagner, illus. Justin Wagner and Warren Wucinich (Oni Press) — Fiction, Graphic Novel, Action / Adventure, Music / Art, Humor, Teen.

Have a great National Guitar Day & Get Out Your Guitar Day!

List compiled by CBC’s resident trivia expert, Sommer Wissner. Check out other diverse book lists on our blog and from our Inclusivity Resources list.

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