Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
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Annotation: Follows 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.
Catalog Number: #600205667
Binding Type: Ebook
Special Formats: Ebook Ebook Downloadable Downloadable
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Copyright Date: 2015
Edition Date: c2015
Illustrator: Lopez, Rafael,
Pages: 48
Territory: North America
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-544-10228-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-544-10228-6
Dewey: E
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
Pura Belpre Award
School Library Journal Starred Review
ALA Booklist
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Word Count: 378
Reading Level: 4.2
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.2 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 173968 / grade: Lower Grades
Lexile: NP
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.