Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
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Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

Written by Margarita Engle & illustrated by Rafael López
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers
Prices as of May 21

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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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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780544102293
    Publication Date
    March 31, 2015
    Page Count
    48
    Words Per Page
    8
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    4 - 7 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0544102290
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~650L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    173968
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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