Sister, Brother, Family: An American Childhood in Music

Sister, Brother, Family: An American Childhood in Music
Co-Authors / Illustrators
Age Range
4+
Release Date
November 09, 2021
ISBN
978-1984851833
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The first ever children's book by music legend Willie Nelson and his sister and bandmate Bobbie Nelson!

"We had so little money, but so much love."

He was a boy with a guitar. She was a girl with a piano. Raised by loving grandparents in Depression-era rural Texas, their humble beginnings playing local shows to put food on the table started Willie and Bobbie Nelson on a remarkable path to global stardom. In a story filled with details of a childhood in rural Texas—with church socials, general stores, and town dances—Willie and Bobbie weave together an inspiring story of a long-ago time. With triumphs and tragedies, hard work and determination, here is a deeply personal, gorgeously-written, and profoundly moving tale of hope.

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Hope Rings Eternal
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
‘Sister, Brother, Family: An American Childhood in Music’ by Willie Nelson & Bobbie Nelson, co-written by Chris Barton, and illustrated by Kyung Eun Han, is an inspiring story of family, music, and determination to see one’s passion through.

The story is told from two different perspectives, as Willie Nelson and his sister, Bobbie Nelson, share memories of growing up, from their first piano to their time at church to how writing poetry turned into writing music. As loss of family members tugged at their family’s heartstrings, the siblings continued to love music, playing it any chance they got. They always performed, whether at church or at school for dances and the like. It’s astounding and quite beautiful how more than eighty years after the two started playing music, they still find time to play together and to allow their music to be there for the world.

The illustrations paint a vivid picture of their life, from childhood to adulthood, providing an open, unyielding glimpse into who they are, what matters most to them, and how hope can truly ring eternal.
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The illustrations paint a vivid picture of their life, from childhood to adulthood, providing an open, unyielding glimpse into who they are, what matters most to them, and how hope can truly ring eternal.
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