Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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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|Listening Length||11 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||May 24, 2016|
|Publisher||Dreamscape Media, LLC|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #272,840 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#27 in Music Biographies for Children
#55 in Poetry for Children
#602 in Children's Musical Biographies (Books)
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Just so you know, I am not a big fan of feminist pushing books. I don't like books that advance women at the expense of men or the attacking of men (or visa versa for that matter). But the great news is that this book does none of those things. The girl pursues her drum dream respectfully. She only takes lessons once her father approves and only performs once her teacher approves. At the end of the book, it also says both boys and girls should be allowed to pursue their dreams. Therefore, I feel this book did feminism beautifully right and in a wonderfully balanced way. I have no qualms reading this book to my drum playing boys.
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The illustrations are just beautiful.