Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo (Hardcover)

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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 Lopez bring the remarkable story of this talented legend to life in this Pura Belpre Honor Book. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

About the Author


Monica Brown is author of several award-winning bilingual books inspired by her Peruvian-American heritage and is a frequent conference speaker. She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, and is an Assoc. Professor of English at NAU, specializing in U.S. Latino and Multicultural Literature. You can learn more about her at www.monicabrown.net.

Rafael Lopez grew up in Mexico City, where he was immersed in the rich cultural heritage and color of street life. His vibrant picture books include Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle;"Tito Puente, Mambo King" and "My Name is Celia", both by Monica Brown; and "Book Fiesta! "by Pat Mora. He has received the Pura Belpre and Americas awards multiple times. An acclaimed muralist, he has designed community-based mural projects nationwide. He divides his time between San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and San Diego, California. www.rafaellopez-books.com

Rafael Lopez grew up in Mexico City, where he was immersed in the rich cultural heritage and color of street life. His vibrant picture books include Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle;"Tito Puente, Mambo King" and "My Name is Celia", both by Monica Brown; and "Book Fiesta! "by Pat Mora. He has received the Pura Belpre and Americas awards multiple times. An acclaimed muralist, he has designed community-based mural projects nationwide. He divides his time between San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and San Diego, California. www.rafaellopez-books.com
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061227837
ISBN-10: 0061227838
Publisher: Rayo
Publication Date: March 5th, 2013
Pages: 32
Language: Spanish