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Drum dream girl : how one girl's courage changed music

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López, Rafael, 1961- illustrator.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015].
Physical Desc:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
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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.
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Level 4.2, 0.5 Points
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Includes bibliographical reference.
Follows a young Cuban girl in the 1930s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there's 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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Engle, M., & López, R. (2015). Drum dream girl: how one girl's courage changed music. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Engle, Margarita and Rafael López. 2015. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Engle, Margarita and Rafael López, Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Engle, Margarita,, and Rafael López. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. Print.

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