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

Written by Monica Brown
Illustrators Illustrated by Rafael López Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher HarperCollins Imprint Rayo ISBN


Awards and Honors SLJs Top 10 Latino-themed Books of 2013; 2014 Pura Belpré Award, Honor, Illustrator; ALA 2014 Notable Children’s Books, Younger Readers; 2014 Américas Award, Commended Title

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

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¡Tum Tica! Before he could talk, Ernesto “Tito” Puente made music with pots and pans. He grew up to lead his own big band and win five Grammys. Brief biography of Tito Puente. Music for a simple rumba beat. Full-color acrylic-paint illustrations done on distressed, hand-cut, and sanded wooden boards.
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