Sunday, October 19, 2014

The drum dream girl

The drum dream girl 
by Margarita Engle 
illus. by Rafael López 
Language: English 
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. 

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