Tito Puente, Mambo King
Tito Puente, Rey del MamboBook - 2013 | Spanish
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 L#65533;pez bring the remarkable story of this talented legend to life in this Pura Belpr#65533; Honor Book. Supports the Common Core State Standards.
From Library Staff
multcolib_troutdale Feb 20, 2015
Bilingual (Spanish/English), vibrant, and rich in colors and culture. Both informational and joyous, would pair well with some music, of course.
multcolib_rockwood Aug 02, 2014
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...