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Carlos Santana

Written by Gary Golio & illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez
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Discover the childhood story of Carlos Santana in Gary Golio’s “”Sound of the Heart, Song of the World””, featuring illustrations by Rudy Gutierrez, the internationally celebrated artist who created the iconic Santana “”Shaman”” CD cover.

Carlos Santana grew up surrounded by music. His father, a beloved mariachi performer, teaches his son how to play the violin when he is only six years old. But when Carlos discovers American blues, he is captivated by the raw honesty of the music. Unable to think of anything else, he loses all interest in the violin. When Carlos finally receives his first guitar, his whole life begins to change.

From his early exposure to mariachi to his successful fusing of rock, blues, jazz, and Latin influences, here is the childhood story of a legendary musician.

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Who Wrote Carlos Santana

Gary Golio

Gary Golio has led many lives: visual artist, high-tension electrician, musician, clinical social worker & therapist, arts teacher, gallery director, and children’s book author. He enjoyed an early love of comic books (1950s DC, 1960s Marvel), and originally hoped to pattern his life after Leonardo DaVinci, Spider Man, and Doctor Strange. So he became an artist and author, and removes live spiders from his house when his wife asks him.

But seriously: each of Gary’s books highlights an artist/musician’s roots and influences, promoting the idea that artists are models of persistence and commitment, embodying values of imagination, hopefulness, and self-acceptance.

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Who Illustrated Carlos Santana

Rudy Gutierrez

Rudy Gutierrez illustrated Papa and Me, for which he received the Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration. He is the recipient of a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators as a Distinguished Educator in the Arts and the Américas Book Award for Pelé King of Soccer, among other honors. Rudy teaches at the Pratt Institute and lives in Bogota, New Jersey.

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