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The Resource My name is Celia : the life of Celia Cruz = Me llamo Celia : la vida de Celia Cruz, written by Monica Brown ; illustrated by Rafael López

My name is Celia : the life of Celia Cruz = Me llamo Celia : la vida de Celia Cruz, written by Monica Brown ; illustrated by Rafael López

Label
My name is Celia : the life of Celia Cruz = Me llamo Celia : la vida de Celia Cruz
Title
My name is Celia
Title remainder
the life of Celia Cruz = Me llamo Celia : la vida de Celia Cruz
Statement of responsibility
written by Monica Brown ; illustrated by Rafael López
Title variation
Me llamo Celia
Title variation remainder
la vida de Celia Cruz
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
spa
Summary
A bilingual portrait of the "Queen of Salsa" describes her childhood in Cuba, her musical career, and her move to the United States, and explains how her music brought her native Cuba to the world
Writing style
Illustration
Award
Americas Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2004.
Review
Gr 2-4 –An exuberant picture-book biography of the Cuban-born salsa singer. From its rhythmic opening, the first-person narrative dances readers through Cruz's youth in Havana, a childhood bounded by scents of nature and home, the sweet taste of sugar, and the sound of music. A singer from an early age, Cruz sang so continually that one of her teachers finally urged her to share her voice with the world. Thus encouraged, she entered competitions, undeterred when her racial heritage prevented her from competing—undeterred, even, when the advent of Castro's communist regime forced her to leave Cuba as a refugee. Positive even in exile, Cruz made New York City her own and took Miami by storm. The salsa-influenced prose presented in English and in Spanish is followed by a straightforward vita of the singer, noting her death in July 2003. Lopez's distinguished, luminous acrylic paintings are alive with motion, lush with brilliantly layered colors, and informed with verve and symbolism. This is a brilliant introduction to a significant woman and her music. The only enhancement required is the music itself. --Ann Welton (Reviewed January 1, 2005) (School Library Journal, vol 51, issue 1, p120)
Awards note
  • Amřicas Book Award
  • Pura Belpr ̌honor, 2006
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
179053
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Monica
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • LG
  • LG
Language note
In English and Spanish
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 4
Reading level
  • 4.4
  • 4.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
López, Rafael
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cruz, Celia
  • Singers
  • Cantantes
  • Spanish language materials
Target audience
preschool
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life of Celia Cruz = Me llamo Celia : la vida de Celia Cruz
Label
My name is Celia : the life of Celia Cruz = Me llamo Celia : la vida de Celia Cruz, written by Monica Brown ; illustrated by Rafael López
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
501094
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First impression.
Extent
1 volume (various pagings)
Isbn
9780873588720
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004004883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780873588720
  • (OCoLC)54694507
Label
My name is Celia : the life of Celia Cruz = Me llamo Celia : la vida de Celia Cruz, written by Monica Brown ; illustrated by Rafael López
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
501094
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First impression.
Extent
1 volume (various pagings)
Isbn
9780873588720
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004004883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780873588720
  • (OCoLC)54694507

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