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Guys Read True Stories



"Mojo, Moonshine, and the Blues." Guys Read True Stories, edited by John Scieszka, Harper Collins, 2015.

Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable—and 100% true.

A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there and you can read all about it here.


Walden Pond Press 2014

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author's note

"Mojo, Moonshine, and the Blues." was a blast to write. I traced blues singer Muddy Waters from the Mississippi Delta up to Chicago.

This is a photo of Corinne Rose showing us archival photos of old Chicago as it would have been in Muddy Waters' day.