Drum Dream Girl

Drum Dream Girl

How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

eBook - 2015
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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.
Publisher: 2015
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Boston : HMH Books for Young Readers, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780544102286


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A young girl wishes to be a drummer, but everyone tells her that she won't succeed. Will she prove them wrong?

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ArapahoeMicheleW Feb 16, 2018

The beautiful story of a little drummer girl whose dream came true.

Sep 23, 2017

This book is gorgeous and well written, and it is about a true SHERO!

Dec 29, 2016

Love this fancifully told true story about perseverance and dreams, and about not placing unnecessary limits on anyone, least of all because of gender. Beautifully --and diversely --illustrated. Set in Cuba

Jan 22, 2016

The story was inspiring, the pictures were bright and colorful and imaginative, and the moral should be shared with everyone.

DPLjosie Nov 20, 2015

Beautiful imagery, and an inspiring story!

ChristchurchLib May 25, 2015

n 1930s Cuba, a young girl is bursting with rhythm. She plays conga drums, bongó drums, and "big, round, silvery, moon-bright timbales." Despite her talent, the girl is banned from performing by her father, who says drums are only for boys. Yet she keeps practicing (and keeps dreaming) until she finally gets the chance she longs for. Based on the life of Chinese-African-Cuban drummer Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, Drum Dream Girl's lively, poetic text is layered over surreal illustrations that practically glow with tropical colour. Picture books newsletter, May 2015.


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