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The Resource Drum Dream Girl

Drum Dream Girl

Label
Drum Dream Girl
Title
Drum Dream Girl
Statement of responsibility
by Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Rafael Lopez
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Follows a girl in the 1930s 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
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2016
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2016
  • Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2016
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2016.
  • Pura Belpre Award for Illustration, 2016.
  • School Library Journal Best Picture Books, 2015.
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DLC
Index
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Literary form
fiction
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Nature of contents
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Target audience
primary
Label
Drum Dream Girl
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Publication
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780544102286
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Drum Dream Girl
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f266d744-8e39-4ad8-bcd2-5c7d29853488
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780544102286
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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