Under the Mambo Moon
By Julia Durango
(Charlesbridge, Hardcover, 9781570917233, 48pp.)
Publication Date: July 1, 2011
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On summer nights Marisol helps out in Papi's music store. As customers come and go, they share memories of the Latin music and dance of their various homelands, expressed in a dazzling array of poetry. The diversity of Latin American music is brought to life in poems that swivel, sway, and sizzle with the rhythms of merengue, vallenatos, salsa, and samba.
Back matter includes a map, author's note, and further information about the musical heritage of Latin America.
Julia Durango is the author of the bilingual picture book PETER CLAVER: PATRON SAINTS OF SLAVES (Simon & Schuster), as well as co-author of YUM! YUCK! She lives with her family in Ottawa, Illinois.