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My Name is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz / Me llamo Celia: la vida de Celia Cruz

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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.

"Lopez's distinguished, luminous acrylic paintings are alive with motion, lush with brilliantly layered colors, and informed with verve and symbolism." -- School Library Journal

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About the Author:

Monica Brown, Ph.D. is the author of award-winning bilingual books for children, including My Name Is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/Me llamo Celia: La vida de Celia Cruz (Luna Rising), which was awarded the Américas Award for Children's Literature and a Pura Belpré Honor. Her second picture book, My Name Is Gabriela: The Life of Gabriela Mistral/Me llamo Gabriela: La vida de Gabriela Mistral (Luna Rising) shares the story of the first Latina to win a Nobel Prize.

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 and up
Author Monica Brown
Illustrator Rafael Lopez
ISBN 087358872X
Publication Date Oct 30, 2004
Publisher Cooper Square Publishing Llc
Award Winners Pura Belpré Award
Language English, Spanish / English