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Presenting Celia Cruz

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Published by Clarkson Potter in New York .
Written in English


  • Cruz, Celia -- Anecdotes.,
  • Cruz, Celia -- Pictorial works.

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Edition Notes

Statement[photography by] Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte ; in collaboration with Tico Torres ; featuring essays by Liz Balmaseda, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Lydia Martin.
GenreAnecdotes., Pictorial works.
ContributionsRodriguez-Duarte, Alexis, 1962-, Torres, Tico.
LC ClassificationsML420.C957 P74 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination150 p. :
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3432681M
ISBN 101400082021, 140008203X
LC Control Number2005270636

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  Picks and Pans Review: Presenting Celia Cruz. Unfortunately, the text in this book fails to put Cruz—an ambassador of Cuban music and culture who left Cuba shortly after Castro’s revolution. Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa is a children's picture book written by Veronica Chambers and illustrated by Julie Maren. It is a biographical picture book of Celia Cruz the Queen of Salsa. Mid-September to Mid-October, at least in my part of the world is Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, which I plan to read one children's book, particularly a biography, which pertains to the subject /5. Presenting Celia Cruz at The Cuban Museum. Cuba Out of Cuba Exhibit at MDC Museum of Art & Design. Celia Cruz at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait GalleryAs seen in Presenting Celia CruzA L E X I S R O D R I G U E Z-D U A R T EP H O T O G R A P H Yin Collaboration withTICO TORRES.   Presented in colorful illustrations, this book is about the life of Latin/Salsa singer Celia Cruz. Each double-page spread is presented in both English and Spanish. She describes her family, culture, and lifestyle in Cuba, and the determination it took to confront and overcome obstacles to her singing/5.