READ TO ME from... SONNY'S BLUES

 
This story is so much more than I talk about. It’s the world. Please read it. It deserves all the reading. Find it in   this collection   or filch a 20th century short story anthology from your local high school student. Also, let’s go listen to   Am I Blue   ,  the tune the band in SONNY’S BLUES plays.

This story is so much more than I talk about. It’s the world. Please read it. It deserves all the reading. Find it in this collection or filch a 20th century short story anthology from your local high school student. Also, let’s go listen to Am I Blue, the tune the band in SONNY’S BLUES plays.

 

Thank you to my incredible dad, Carl Karush for composing the READ TO ME theme, Estafania’s Waltz. Thank you to Deadbeats for a beautiful edit of the recording. Another time we’ll talk about why editors can be magic (and how editing can be Gateless, too).

A white woman reading a black male author’s work aloud, particularly one of the best American writers ever, is a complex thing. Thank you for the chance to do my best to do right by the work and the author.

 

What did you love?

You heard from me — now we want to hear from you.

What did you love about the way Baldwin wrote about music? What description of the body, or description of sound, made you stop whatever else you were doing? What collection of words lifted a moment out of ordinary life, gave it an extra breath?

Tell us what you love.

Surprise! Gus was feeling mischievous. After this he put his butt in our faces many times.