Read Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music Online Free - 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.
|Title||:||Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music|
|Number of Pages||:||48 pages|
April 26, 2016
A Margarita Engle picture book, people!!!!!
Not surprisingly, I love the text--I adore Engle's use of poetry to introduce readers to various achievements by Cubans. In writing a picture book, she hit the jackpot with Rafael Lopez. His illustrations are bold and bright, perfect for reflecting the t...
May 01, 2017
Stunning illustrations illuminate the pages of this beautiful biography of a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke the Cuban taboo against female drummers. YES, you read that right. Even tapping your hands on resonant objects was once off-limits to the ladies. If that's not reason enough to read t...
April 27, 2015
Girls should be allowed to do anything they want! Including play the drums! A beautifully written and illustrated book. Very rich palette of colors.
May 14, 2015
Inspired by a true story, this picture book is about a girl who refused to allow societal rules to stop her from her musical dreams. In Cuba, girls were not drummers, but one girl dreamed of pounding drums big and small and making amazing music. Everyone said that only boys could be drummers thou...
May 02, 2015
This ‘drum dream girl’, an African-Chinese-Cuban girl broke the taboo that only boys could play drums. The story/poem is lovely, filled with those wonderful drumming sounds, at first in drum dream girl’s imagination, then finally in real places. We read “the clack of woodpecker beats” and the “co...
April 15, 2015
A beautifully illustrated story based on the life of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga who breaks Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers and becomes a world-famous musician.
April 19, 2015
Lyrical writing and gorgeous illustrations. An inspiring, empowering story for all ages. My primary students loved it. It's getting a lot of attention on our "favorites" bookshelf.
December 20, 2015
Inspiring story with gorgeous, vibrant, original illustrations.
February 06, 2016
Awesome story about a the girl who broke Cuba's taboo against female drummers. Poetic words and beautiful illustrations. another on my to buy list.
October 07, 2015
I love the colors, the fantastic illustrations, the girl who wants only to drum. I love how she doesn't give up despite what she's told, and how she finally convinces the world around her to give her a chance. Again, this is one of those biographies about someone that I've never heard of, but wis...