Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

byMargarita EngleIllustratorRafael Lopez

March 31, 2015|
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle
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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 bongos. 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.
Margarita Engle is a Cuban-American poet and novelist whose work has been published in many countries. Her many acclaimed books include Silver People, The Lightning Dreamer, The Wild Book, and The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor Book. She is a several-time winner of the Pura Belpre and Americas awards, as well as other prestigious hon...
Title:Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed MusicFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:48 pages, 10 X 8 X 0.42 inShipping dimensions:48 pages, 10 X 8 X 0.42 inPublished:March 31, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544102290

ISBN - 13:9780544102293

Appropriate for ages: 4

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