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Drum Dream Girl

Written By: Margarita Engle
Illustrated By: Rafael Lopez


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

Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has 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.

Rating: 3 ***

Similar to Dr. Suess’ And to Think I saw it on Mulberry Street. A boy tells his teacher all of the outlandish reasons he didn’t get to school on time.

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