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Oye, Celia! by Katie Sciurba

Oye, Celia!

by Katie Sciurba

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Oye, Celia! is written by Katie Sciurba and illustrated by Edel Rodriguez. It is an ode to the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz. It is about a little girl who is on her way to a dance party. In her hands, she carries her favorite record. As the record plays, she dances away and shouts out what she hears when listening to Celia's music. The story blends Spanish and English into the writing. It will introduce students to many words they may have never heard of, such as; rumba or flamenco. ( )
  bwaresam | Nov 9, 2016 |
Of course I love this book - my first baby!

Edel Rodriguez did an incredible job on the illustrations. They bring life to the words in a manner that went beyond my dreams for the book. (Thanks, Edel.)
  ksciurba | Aug 31, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805074686, Hardcover)

A celebration of Celia Cruz, the legendary Queen of Salsa

A little girl carries her favorite record with her to an impromptu neighborhood dance party and calls out for her favorite singer. “Oye, Celia!” she shouts. And as she dances she tells Celia what she hears in her singing—loss, passion, sadness, happiness, history, and more.

Oye, Celia! is a beautiful, rhythmic tribute to the Queen of Salsa—Celia Cruz. The personal telling, in a blend of English and Spanish, and the marvelously expressive illustrations will make this book irresistible to Celia’s many fans and even to those who aren’t familiar with her music.
Oye, Celia! is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:10 -0400)

Illustrations and rhythmic text celebrate the life and music of singer Celia Cruz, as a young fan attends a neighborhood dance party and hears loss, happiness, Latin American culture, and more in her voice and lyrics. Includes translations of Spanish words used.… (more)

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