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Drum dream girl : how one girl's courage changed music / poem by Margarita Engle ; illustrations by Rafael López.

By: Engle, Margarita [author.].
Contributor(s): López, Rafael, 1961- [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780544102293; 0544102290.Subject(s): 1909-1933 | Drummers (Musicians) -- Juvenile fiction | Dance music -- Juvenile fiction | Sex role -- Juvenile fiction | Drummers (Musicians) -- Fiction | Dance music -- Fiction | Sex role -- Fiction | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Music | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Girls & Women | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Music | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- People & Places -- Caribbean & Latin America | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Poetry | Dance music | Drummers (Musicians) | Sex role | Drummers (Musicians) -- Fiction | Dance music -- Fiction | Sex role -- Fiction | Cuba -- History -- 1909-1933 -- Juvenile fiction | Cuba -- History -- 1909-1933 -- Fiction | Cuba | Cuba -- History -- 1909-1933 -- FictionGenre/Form: Curriculum resource. | Sophisticated picture books. | Dance music. | Fiction. | History. | Juvenile works. | Curriculum resource. | Dance music. | NP.DDC classification: [E] | 786.9/16409252 | B Other classification: JNF042000 | JNF007040 | JNF023000 | JNF038050 | JNF036000 Awards: Pura Belpré Award, 2016 | Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2016 | Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner, 2016Summary: Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.
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CML Easy Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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E583dr (Browse shelf) Available 0000002247500

Includes bibliographical reference (page 39).

Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.

Pura Belpré Award, 2016

Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2016

Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner, 2016

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-The award-winning Cuban American author has made her mark on children's literature with her powerful portrayals of little-known aspects of Cuban history, often shedding light on the Afro-Cuban experience. This work is inspired by the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke down traditional taboos against female drummers. López's luminous illustrations represent the island's diversity. Details of Cuba's and the protagonist's Chinese, African, Taíno, and Spanish roots are interwoven into the lyrical narrative and the vibrant acrylic paintings. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Margarita Engle is a Cuban-American poet and novelist. Her books include The Wild Book, Tropical Secrets, The Firefly Letters, The Lightning Dreamer, When You Wander, Mountain Dog, and Silver People. She has received several awards including the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Américas Award, and the Claudia Lewis Poetry Award for The Surrender Tree and the Pura Belpré Award and the Américas Award for The Poet Slave of Cuba. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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