Tito Puente, Mambo King

Tito Puente, Rey Del Mambo

Brown, Monica

Book - 2013
Tito Puente, Mambo King
In this vibrant bilingual picture book biography of musician Tito Puente, readers will dance along to the beat of this mambo king's life. Tito Puente loved banging pots and pans as a child, but what he really dreamed of was having his own band one day. From Spanish Harlem to the Grammy Awards--and all the beats in between--this is the true life story of a boy whose passion for music turned him into the "King of Mambo." Award-winning author-illustrator duo Monica Brown and Rafael López bring the remarkable story of this talented legend to life in this Pura Belpré Honor Book. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Rayo,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0061227838
Branch Call Number: SPANISH j 781.63 PUENTE 2013
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages :,color illustrations ;,27 cm
Alternate Title: Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo


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Fully bilingual bright story about Ernest Anthony Puente Jr. ( Tito), "Godfather of Salsa and "King of Mambo" . Tito's fame crossed musical and national borders, but it all started in Spanish Harlem...

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