This story is about a little girl named Chavi who wants to show the whole world how great she can drum. Unfortunately, since she is a girl, no one wants to hear it, and they tell her drumming is for boys. Throughout the story she continues to attempt to show people how well she can drum, but no one will listen. At the end, she dressed up like a boy, and then everyone began to listen to her and realized how amazing she was. She showed her true self and made everyone realize, despite if she is a boy or girl, she can still play the drums. As a teacher, I will show students that no matter their gender, they should be able to do what they love, and that gender roles should not limit them to that. I think students will enjoy this book because of the colorful pictures that go along great with the text. Both the author, Mayra Dole, and the illustrator,Tonel, are from Cuba, and can relate to Chavi's culture and language. This book may portray Latin culture in a negative light because in some Latin American countries, they believe strongly in gender roles, but this book shows that you don't always have to live by that.
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