When Angels Sing

When Angels Sing

The Story of Carlos Santana

Book - 2018
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Winner of a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor and a Robert F. Sibert Honor!

Celebrate music icon Carlos Santana in this vibrant, rhythmic picture book from the author of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters .

Carlos Santana loved to listen to his father play el violín . It was a sound that filled the world with magic and love and feeling and healing--a sound that made angels real. Carlos wanted to make angels real, too. So he started playing music.

Carlos tried el clarinete and el violín , but there were no angels. Then he picked up la guitarra . He took the soul of the Blues, the brains of Jazz, and the energy of Rock and Roll, and added the slow heat of Afro-Cuban drums and the cilantro-scented sway of the music he'd grown up with in Mexico. There were a lot of bands in San Francisco but none of them sounded like this. Had Carlos finally found the music that would make his angels real?
Publisher: New York :, Atheneum Books for Young Readers,, 2018, ©2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781534404137
Branch Call Number: J 782. 42092 SAN M
Characteristics: 40 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 24 x 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Ramírez, José - Illustrator

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