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¡Mambo mucho mambo!: El baile que atravesó la barrera del color (¡Mambo mucho mambo!: The Dance That Crossed Color Lines)



by
Dean Robbins
illustrated by
Eric Velasquez

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Candlewick
Imprint
Candlewick
ISBN
9781536213355
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Primary Spanish

New York City’s desegregated Palladium Ballroom springs to life with a diverse 1940s cast in this jazzy picture-book tribute to the history of mambo and Latin jazz.

Millie danced to jazz in her Italian neighborhood. Pedro danced to Latin songs in his Puerto Rican neighborhood. It was the 1940s in New York City, and they were forbidden to dance together…until first a band and then a ballroom broke the rules. Machito and His Afro-Cubans hit the scene with a brand-new sound, blending jazz trumpets and saxophones with Latin maracas and congas creating Latin jazz, music for the head, the heart, and the hips. Then the Palladium Ballroom issued a bold challenge to segregation and threw open its doors to all. Illustrated with verve and told through real-life characters who feature in an afterword, ¡Mambo mucho mambo! portrays the power of music and dance to transcend racial, religious, and ethnic boundaries.

Author’s note. Resources. Full-color illustrations were created with oil paint. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

11 3/10" x 9 4/5"

Dewey

793.3

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Mar 2022

Book Genres

Picture Book, Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

Mambo (dance). Latin jazz. Performing arts. Segregation. Latin American music and culture. Palladium Ballroom (New York City). Spanish language materials. 

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