Drum Dream Girl : How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

by Margarita Engle


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 bongos. 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.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2015
ISBN-13 9780544102293
ISBN-10 0544102290
Class Copyright
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Subject Juvenile Fiction
File Size 13 MB
Number of Pages 48
Language ENG
Shelf No. NC833
Grade Range 0-3
Ages 4-7
Lexile NPL
Curriculums Texas Education Agency: Featured Titles, Chicago Skyline Trademarks