Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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

Meet Tito Puente—the King of Mambo.

Tum Tica!

From musical prodigy on the streets of Harlem to five-time Grammy Award winner, Tito Puente's life was full of rhythm. Drums and claves, saxophones and tambourines were all part of the fun. 

Tac Tic!

Author Monica Brown and Illustrator Rafael López, the award-winning creators of the Pura Belpré Honor Book My Name is Celia/Me Llamo Celia, team up once again for another spectacular collaboration in this upbeat tribute to a musical legend.

Video trailer narrated by author Monica Brown and illustrator Rafael López.

"My father was an inspiration to many generations of Latin music fans worldwide. This book is a testament to that. Now his name and likeness will reach a brand-new group of young fans who will discover his genius and talent."
-Tito Puente Jr.

"A vibrant, reverent celebration of the godfather of salsa."
-Kirkus Reviews

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Monica Brown and Rafael Lopez Interview: 
Tito Puente Mambo King Rey del Mambo‬ 

In this behind the scenes interview Monica Brown and Rafael López talk about the collaboration of writer and artist on a new children's book Tito Puente Mambo King/ Rey del Mambo. 

Tito Puente Mambo King/ Rey del Mambo [HarperCollins] will be available March 5, 2013.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Fantastic use of colors and music in this new book. I enjoyed "Celia Cruz," and sure this book will be just as wonderful.