This month’s BIG WORLD Book Club pick is Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music written by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Rafael López. This colorful and hopeful book was inspired by Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke Cuban tradition at age ten by playing the drums in a band with her older sisters in 1932. Like Millo, the girl in the book proves “that girls should always be allowed to play drums and both girls and boys should feel free to dream”. An empowering book for girls, musicians, and anyone with a dream!
Get your copy here: Drum Dream Girl
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