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Age Range
4 - 8
Genre
Page Count
48
Publisher
Clarion Books
Grade Level
Pre-K - 3rd
ISBN
9780544102293

Drum Dream Girl

Written by Margarita Engle and 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.

Age Range
4 - 8
Genre
Page Count
48
Publisher
Clarion Books
Grade Level
Pre-K - 3rd
ISBN
9780544102293