StoryWalk in Zander Park

March-April StoryWalk - through April 28th

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music, by Margarita Engle

Drum Dream Girl cover, shows girl looking up at night sky, moon with a drum


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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Please enjoy this selection and join us in honoring Women's History Month! Come to the library for many more children's books showcasing female characters, and authors.

Not sure where Zander Park is located? Here's a link with a map.

Zander Community Nature Park, 1847 Bourbon Road, Cross Plains
double page spread from book, Drum Dream Girl, girl playing drums and a flamingo