Books by Michael Mahin

WHEN ANGELS SING by Michael Mahin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A musical journey perfectly aimed at young readers' excitement to know what they will be. (author's note, bibliography, discography) (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
From the three-way scrimmage among his great-aunt, his father, and his mother for the right to name him—his mother won—to his growth as a musician, Carlos yearns to hear the song of angels. Read full book review >
STALEBREAD CHARLIE AND THE RAZZY DAZZY SPASM BAND by Michael Mahin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"An upbeat introduction to the scrappy origins of a little-known bit of American musical history. (craft activity) (Picture book. 5-7) "
Drawing from the little that's known about Emile "Stalebread Charlie" Lacoume, Mahin presents a fictionalized story about the homeless New Orleanian boys who innovated "spasm band" music, considered one of jazz's precursors. Read full book review >
MUDDY by Michael Mahin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"This poetic celebration of Muddy Waters' musical truth is lifted still higher by Turk's extraordinary art. (author's note, suggested books and recordings) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Mahin traces Muddy Waters' path from his Mississippi Delta roots to legendary status as a Chicago blues giant. Read full book review >