The drum dream girl
by Margarita Engle
illus. by Rafael López
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
48 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 9780544102293 ; 0544102290
Summary: Illustrations and rhyming text follow 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.