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A collection of new works commemorates the birth of folk hero Woody Guthrie.

Woody Guthrie is almost single-handedly responsible for the prominence of the folk song as we know it today. With a simple purpose, his life and work articulated the mysteries of our natural world in layman’s vernacular; through his principles and politics, he uplifted and unified the workingman. Some varieties of works are being released to celebrate Guthrie, who would have turned 100 this year. Here are a few of the most notable.

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Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions
Billy Bragg and Wilco
(Nonesuch Records, $35)

Released for the first time together with a disc of outtakes and a documentary called Man in the Sand, this deluxe box set gives insight into what Guthrie might have sounded like in a new time. (Available now)

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My Name Is New York: Ramblin’ Around Woody Guthrie’s Town
By Nora Guthrie and the Woody Guthrie Archives
(Powerhouse Books, $13)

Written by Guthrie’s daughter, this walking guide — featuring 19 New York locations significant to Guthrie — contains historic photos and documents as well as previously unpublished lyrics from the Woody Guthrie Archives. (Available June 19)

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Riding in My Car
Words by Woody Guthrie, Illustrated by Scott Menchin
(Little Brown & Co., $18)

This children’s book brings the magic of Guthrie’s life alive with pop-ups, American landmarks and interesting facts about the man himself. (Available now)

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This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Journey of an American Folk Song
By Robert Santelli
(Running Press, $24)

Featuring more than 40 rare photographs, plus interviews with industry legends, this book tells the tale of Guthrie’s titular American ballad. (Available now)