Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa
Written by Veronica Chambers
Illustrated by Julie Maren
Published by Puffin Books
Everyone knows the flamboyant, larger-than-life Celia, the extraordinary salsa singer who passed away in 2003, leaving millions of fans brokenhearted. Now accomplished children’s book author Veronica Chambers gives young readers a lyrical glimpse into Celia’s childhood and her inspiring rise to worldwide fame and recognition. First-time illustrator Julie Maren truly captures the movement and the vibrancy of the Latina legend and the sizzling sights and sounds of her legacy.
Available As: Paperback, Audio
Picture Book, Age 06 or older
Community Represented: Cuban/Cuban American
Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Genre: Historical, The Arts
Setting: Cuba (Havana), United States
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