Books by Gary Golio

CARLOS SANTANA by Gary Golio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A product ultimately unworthy of the celebrated subject it covers. (glossary, author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A vibrantly illustrated biography of the groundbreaking musician. Read full book review >
STRANGE FRUIT by Gary Golio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A must-read, must-discuss that will speak to children and linger with adults. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Lynching: a strange and difficult but important topic for a song—and for this picture book. Read full book review >
BIRD & DIZ by Gary Golio
by Gary Golio, illustrated by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Exuberant and gorgeous—like the music. (afterword, suggested recordings) (Picture book. 4-8)"
The innovative collaboration between jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker is celebrated within a double-sided, accordion-fold format. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Lyrically narrated, resplendently illustrated, and deeply respectful of both subject and audience. (afterword, author's and artist's notes, bibliography, discography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
In attuned counterpoint, Golio and Gutierrez present a portrait of John Coltrane's lifelong quest to discover and share his spiritual truth through music. Read full book review >
WHEN BOB MET WOODY by Gary Golio
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Well done. (afterword, sources & resources) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Golio (Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix, 2010) produces another sensitively written, meticulously researched picture biography, this time capturing the intense ambition of the young Bob Dylan. Read full book review >
JIMI by Gary Golio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2010

"Outstanding in every way. (biographical note, author's note, websites, illustrator's note, bibliography, discography) (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
Golio examines Jimi Hendrix's childhood creativity as a nurtured progression that stoked an explosively influential expression in the '60s. Read full book review >