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Mayra Lazara Dole

Author of Down to the Bone

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Includes the names: Mayra L. Dole, Mayra Lazara Dole

Works by Mayra Lazara Dole

Associated Works

The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Contributor — 263 copies
Cornered: 14 Stories of Bullying and Defiance (2012) — Contributor — 49 copies


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I liked that this book on the left side was written in English and the right side was Spanish. This book is about a Spanish girl, who wants to play the drums for a festival. She disguises herself as a boy and plays the drums in the festival. Everyone is saying how good "he" is. She then takes of the mask, and they realize she is a girl. The bring her to her mom's work and her mom is very upset with her. Her mom eventually lets her go back to the festival, and her mom gets to hear how good of a drummer she truly is. I loved in this book, this little girl never gave up on her dreams.… (more)
lsalone | 4 other reviews | May 1, 2018 |
Drum, Chavi, Drum is a story about a young girl who desires to play drums for a festival. In her culture, girls do not play drums, so she is not accepted. After facing much ridicule, Chavi still does not give up. She disguises herself as a boy and plays at the festival. It is uncovered that she is truly a girl, and everyone continues to cheer for her because of her natural talents. This story teaches to pursue your dreams despite what society says.
syd_neylol | 4 other reviews | Apr 23, 2018 |
Completely over-the-top and not so well written, but kind of fun to read.
csoki637 | 11 other reviews | Nov 27, 2016 |
Chavi wants to play the drums, but everyone tells her she is too loud and that drums are for boys. Chavi is determined to the play the drums though. When she is supposed to be home cleaning, she sneaks away with a friend and goes to the local festival. She beats on the hood of a car and everyone thinks she is a little boy with great talent. When she reveals who she really is, she is brought to her mother's workplace, and her Mami is furious. Chavi feels awful because she has embarrassed her mother who works so hard to take care of them all. But her mother's hearts softens and she allows her to go back to the festival. When Mami hears how well she plays, she apologizes for not listening before.

This book is written in English and Spanish. It would be a great book to read to students who are learning Spanish words in school.
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slbenne1 | 4 other reviews | Dec 3, 2014 |



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