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Drum dream girl : how one girl's courage changed music / poem by Margarita Engle ; illustrations by Rafael López.

Engle, Margarita, (author.). López, Rafael, 1961- (illustrator.).

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  • 117 out of 125 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show copies)
  • 3 out of 3 copies are currently available at Lake Blackshear Regional Library System. (Show copies)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Dooly County Library.

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1 current hold on 125 total copies.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9780544102293
  • ISBN: 0544102290
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical reference (page 39).
Summary, etc.: 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. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.
Awards: Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2016
Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner, 2016
Subject: Drummers (Musicians) > Juvenile fiction.
Dance music > Juvenile fiction.
Sex role > Juvenile fiction.
Cuba > History > 1909-1933 > Juvenile fiction.
Drummers (Musicians) > Fiction.
Dance music > Fiction.
Sex role > Fiction.
Cuba > History > 1909-1933 > Fiction.
Drummers (Musicians.)
Sex role.
Sex role > Juvenile fiction.
Sex role > Fiction.
Dance music.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Music.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America.
Genre: Pura Belpré Award, Illustrator: Winner > 2016.
Charlotte Zolotow Award: Winner > 2016.
Juvenile works.

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