¡Mambo Mucho Mambo! The Dance That Crossed Color Lines

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Mambo Mucho Mambo takes place in segregated New York City during the 1940s. Everyone is dancing, but only in their own neighborhood, with their own dances and to their own music, as they must all follow rules that separate them. This short picture book tells the story of how one band brings all different types of people together through music and dance.

I enjoyed the unique style of Eric Velasquez’s colorful illustrations and believe they will appeal to all ages. Along with the pictures, the text placement and variety also added to my enjoyment as a reader.

I would recommend this book as a fun, insightful read to almost anyone looking for a valuable lesson that we’re not so different from each other regardless of our heritage or background. It is an important subject for all ages.

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Author Dean Robbins
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Candlewick
Publish Date 23-Nov-2021
ISBN 9781536206081
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Issue January 2022
Category Children's