Title Profile & Character Information

Tito Puente

Annotation

In this vibrant bilingual picture book biography of musician Tito Puente, readers will dance along to the beat of this mambo king's life. Tito Puente loved banging pots and pans as a child, but what he really dreamed of was having his own band one day. From Spanish Harlem to the Grammy Awards--and all the beats in between--this is the true life story of a boy whose passion for music turned him into the "King of Mambo."

Award-winning author-illustrator duo Monica Brown and Rafael Lopez bring the remarkable story of this talented legend to life in this Pura Belpre Honor Book. Supports the Common Core State Standards.



Awards
2014  American Library Association Notable Books for Children

Characters
NamePuente, Tito
GenderMale
OccupationMusician

GenreFiction
Juvenile
Biographical
TopicsDancing
Mambo
Biographies
Multiculturalism
Hispanics
Musicals