Drum Dream Girl [hc]
How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
Written by Margarita Engle & illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule- until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream.
Inspired by the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers, Drum Dream Girl tells an inspiring true story for dreamers everywhere. 48 pages
"Vibrant, warm, and hopeful, this expressive story shows the power of perseverance and importance of following your dreams. Engle's prose flows easily, with clean but evocative language that will be accessible to a range of young readers." -Booklist (Preschool-Grade 2)
March 31, 2015
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