When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana

By: Michael Mahin

Illustrator: Jose Ramirez

Carlos Santana loved to listen to his father play el violín. It was a sound that filled the world with magic and love and feeling and healing—a sound that made angels real. Carlos wanted to make angels real, too. So he started playing music.
Carlos tried el clarinete and el violín, but there were no angels. Then he picked up la guitarra. He took the soul of the Blues, the brains of Jazz, and the energy of Rock and Roll, and added the slow heat of Afro-Cuban drums and the cilantro-scented sway of the music he’d grown up with in Mexico. There were a lot of bands in San Francisco but none of them sounded like this. Had Carlos finally found the music that would make his angels real?
Author’s note. Bibliography. Further listening. Full-color illustrations created with acrylic and enamel markers on canvas.

ISBN: 9781534404137

JLG Release: Nov 2018


Sensitive Areas: Racial insensitivity
Topics: Carlos Santana (1947– ) , Rock musicians , Guitars , Mexican life and culture , Biography

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Awards & Honors

2019 Sibert Award Honor
2019 Pura Belpré Award Honor, Illustration
ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2019
CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: The Arts
Kirkus Best Books, Picture Books - 2018

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Book Details

ISBN

9781534404137

First Release

November 2018

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

787.87/164092 B

Trim Size

9" x 12"

Page Count

48

Accelerated Reader

Level 4; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 610L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Atheneum

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Racial insensitivity

Topics

Carlos Santana (1947– ), Rock musicians, Guitars, Mexican life and culture, Biography,

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