Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo

Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo Cover

Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo

By Monica Brown; Rafael Lopez (Illustrator)

Rayo, Hardcover, 9780061227837, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2013

Description

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.