Bibliographic Information: Engle, Margarita, and Rafael López. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. Print.

Annotation: This story is about a young girl who breaks Cuba’s taboo of girls playing the drums.

Genre: Fiction

Grade level: K-2nd

Readers who will like this book: Readers who are interested in music, women’s rights, and the Cuban culture would enjoy reading this book.

Personal response and rating: 5/5 The illustrations in the book are bright and beautiful. I loved the message that this story shared in how girls can do the same as boys and the importance of music.

Text dependent question: What did the drum dream girl’s father have her do to prove that her music should be heard?