Yet again, I can never be exposed to too many children's books!
Today is International Women's Day and I started my day in class by reading an unfamiliar book from a colleague. Thanks fellow bibliophile! I was not disappointed. For years now, I have said that I learn more from reading kids' books than I could have ever imagined. Drum Dream Girl shares the story of Cuban female drummer, Millo Castro Zaldarriaga. I had never even heard about Millo. The story reflects that it was not acceptable for girls to play the drums in Cuba in the 1930s. The simple poetic verse and bright illustrations caused me to want to know more about this young girl with a rhythmic gift.
This was a girl with a dream and she went after it! Aren't we all entitled to our dreams?
Celebrate International Women's Day! Celebrate dreams!