My Name Is Celia

My Name Is Celia

The Life of Celia Cruz

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A bilingual portrait of the "Queen of Salsa" describes her childhood in Cuba, her musical career, and her move to the United States, and explains how her music brought her native Cuba to the world.

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This bilingual book allows young readers to enter Celia Cruz's life as she becomes a well-known singer in her homeland of Cuba, then moves to New York City and Miami where she and others create a new type of music called salsa.School Library Journal has namedMy Name is Celia “[a]n exuberant picture-book biography . . . a brilliant introduction to a significant woman and her music.”

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The "Queen of Salsa" describes her childhood in Cuba, her musical career, and her move to the United States, and explains how her music brought her native Cuba to the world.

Publisher: Flagstaff, Ariz. : Rising Moon, c2004
Edition: 1st impression
ISBN: 9780873588720
087358872X
Branch Call Number: SPANISH YS B CRU
Characteristics: 1 v. (various pagings) : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: López, Rafael 1961-,- Illustrator

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KCLSLibrarians Feb 03, 2014

¡Azucar! (Sugar!) shouts cuban singer Celia Cruz (1924-2003), who is known throughout the world as "La "Reina de la Salsa" or "The Queen of Salsa". Author Monica Brown and illustrator Rafael López recount Celia's life, how she loved to sing and dance in Cuba and how, like many others, she was forced to leave Cuba after the Revolution. Although she her Isla Cubana behind, Celia brought Cuban culture and traditions wrapped up in her joyful voice with her to the United States resulting in what is now known throughout the world as Salsa music.

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