Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix
by Gary Golio
illustrated by Javaka Steptoe
Summary: Jimi Hendrix was many things: a superstar, a rebel, a hero, an innovator. But first, he was a boy named Jimmy who loved to draw and paint and listen to records. A boy who played air guitar with a broomstick and longed for a real guitar of his own. A boy who asked himself a question: Could someone paint pictures with sound?
Clarion Books, 2010.