Celia Cruz (Hispanic Star)

by Claudia Romo Edelman (Author) Alexandra Beguez (Illustrator)

Celia Cruz (Hispanic Star)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Hispanic Star

Read about La Reina de la Salsa in Hispanic Star: Celia Cruz, and learn the most groundbreaking, iconic Hispanic and Latinx heroes that have shaped our culture and the world in this gripping biography series for young readers, perfect for fans of the Who Was series.

If you can see it, you can be it.

Meet the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz--once just a girl from Havana, Cuba, who loved to sing. Her soulful voice, compelling charm, and unstoppable determination led to her meteoric rise to fame, opening the door for Latinx performers everywhere. Her booming career took her from the Sonora Matancera to the Fania All-Stars, with the rising popularity of salsa, a genre born of Afro-Cuban musical stylings. Six decades and more than seventy albums later, Celia's influence still has an undeniable hold on today's music.

Hispanic Star proudly celebrates Hispanic and Latinx heroes who have made remarkable contributions to American culture and have been undeniable forces in shaping its future.


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Claudia Romo Edelman

CLAUDIA ROMO EDELMAN es la fundadora de We Are All Human Foundation (Fundación Todos Somos Humanos) y Hispanic Star. Ha trabajado durante veinticinco años con instituciones reconocidas internacionalmente, entre las que se encuentran las Naciones Unidas, el Fondo Económico Mundial y UNICEF. Ha liderado algunas de las campañas globales más exitosas de la última década, como Product (RED), el lanzamiento del programa Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible en colaboración con las Naciones Unidas, la creación de SDG Lions y la renovación de la marca de la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados. Visítala en claudiaromoedelman.com.

WILLIAM ALEXANDER es un escritor cubanoamericano, ganador del Premio Nacional del Libro, que usualmente escribe fantasía. Entre sus libros se encuentran Los secretos de los duendes, Ambassador y A Properly Unhaunted Place. Es profesor de escritura para niños y jóvenes en el Vermont College of Fine Arts (Colegio de Bellas Artes de Vermont). Visítalo en willalex.net.

Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781250828125
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
Publication date
September 20, 2022
Series
Hispanic Star

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