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A review of my children’s biography of Jimi Hendrix…

…has appeared in VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates), “The library magazine serving those who serve young adults.”

My Enslow book Jimi Hendrix: Kiss the Sky is reviewed along with Karen Clemens Warrick’s James Dean: Dream As If You’ll Live Forever. Both are part of a series called American Rebels, for which I also wrote my upcoming biography of Janis Joplin.

Reviewer Heather Pittman says, in part:

“Willet’s” (sic–I have a perennial problem with people dropping the second “t” from Willett) “description of Jimi Hendrix is also objective. Hendrix’s difficult childhood, drug problems, and lack of business sense are depicted along with his career as an influential artist responsible for changing music forever with his innovative use of the electric guitar. The only flaw in this book is the difficulty in keeping track of the many people involved in Hendrix’s amazing career. Willet’s description of Hendrix’s death leaves the reader to decide if it was an accident or suicide. The final chapter describes the lengthy legal battles over the Hendrix estate.”

She concludes,

“This series is excellent, well-written and full of detail, but not bogged down with minutiae…young readers are certain to enjoy the stories of these famously rebellious artists.”

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