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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.
Monica Brown is the author of PelÉ, King of Soccer/PelÉ, El rey del fÚtbol and the Pura BelprÉ Honor winners My Name Is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito and My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia. Her books honor the lives of Latino/as who have shaped our history. Monica lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, with her husband and two daughters.