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How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

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Drum Dream Girl

Drum Dream Girl

How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

Audio Library Digital

05/24/2016

6 minutes

9781520018195

Audio Retail Digital

05/24/2016

6 minutes

9781520018201

Audio CD

05/24/2016

1 Audio CD

6 minutes

9781520018171

Video Library Digital

05/24/2016

12 minutes

9781520014609

Video Library Digital

05/24/2016

6 minutes

9781520014609R

Video Retail Digital

05/24/2016

12 minutes

9781520014616

DVD

05/24/2016

1 DVD

12 minutes

9781520013213

Description:

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.

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The heroine's tenacity in the face of naysayers will inspire all dreamers, and the illustrator's smile-inducing cameo on the last page emphasizes the universality of Millo's story...For those looking for more nonfiction titles about female musical powerhouses., School Library Journal

A beautiful account of a young girl's bravery and her important contribution toward gender equality in the creative arts., Kirkus

The text and illustrations work together beautifully here, creating a story that will imbue readers with inspiration and a yearning to make music of their own., Booklist

Narrator Adriana Sananes's beautiful tone and accent artfully capture the true story of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl. In 1930s Cuba--the island of music--playing drums was taboo for girls. Sananes portrays the spirited sounds of Zaldarriaga's brave quest to play the drums. Listeners will feel they're privy to the girl's playing in secret until her father relents and hires a tutor. Sananes's lively pronunciation of adjectives adds to the richly descriptive story. Marvelous sound effects of pounding on tall congas and tapping on small bongos as well as the clucking of chickens who make up Zaldarriaga's audience provide authenticity. Most gratifying is hearing the historical notes, which reveal that she gained critical acclaim as a drummer, even playing for President Franklin Roosevelt's birthday., AudioFile Magazine

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