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"Papi says you can read people's souls by the music they listen to."

Under the Mambo Moon
by Julia Durango

A Texas Bluebonnet Award NomineeSM

Let's Bomba!
Let's Mambo!
Do the Bossa Nova!
The Tango!
Dance to the music of Latin America!
Under the Mambo Moon!
Marisol and Papi's lives bounce with the beats!

In their music store,
Drums beat!
Guitars strum!
The zampona plays!
Feet tap
Arms wave!
Hearts beat!

Under the Mambo Moon by Julia Durango tells the story of Latin American Dance and Music through the eyes and ears of Marisol and Papi in their community of friends. In this story, told in blank verse poetry, the music and dance tell of dreams and memories that swivel, sizzle, stamp, and sway to the rhythms of mambo, salsa, samba, cha-cha, and more. You will discover where each of the beats and dances originate. Your feet may even decide to stomp and twirl along!

The Kids Wings unit will provide fun and interaction through puzzles, group projects, problem solving that builds skills for the whole class. Under the Mambo Moon! is an unusual celebration of our Latin American culture and an important part of every classroom and school library!

Research Links
 Under the Mambo Moon by Julia Durango

Latin American Music Styles
Mexican Music to Download
Mama Lisa's World: Songs and Rhymes of Mexico
La Cucaracha
Latin American Dance and Music

Spanish-English Books with Kids Wings Units to Guide Studies

The 12 activity pages in Kids Wings paired units for Ruth and The Green Book and Under the Mambo Moon are perfect for lesson planning and handouts or projection on your SmartBoard. It is now available for instant download!

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Under the Mambo Moon is included in the Kids Wings Reading Out of the Box collection of literature guides for award-winning novels and intermediate-level picture books. This collection comes in a spiral-bound book with CD and site license for one school. It contains 848 pages of activities in 25 titles PLUS a "Jeopardy-type" game for each novel! You can purchase a literature guide individually for around $12.95, but if you order Reading Out of the Box, you can get 25 literature guides for only $35, or less than $1.40 each! This is probably the best bargain in the USA, while quantities last!


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With special thanks to Latin American Music Styles for allowing us to use ""Mambo No. 8" - Pérez Prado y su orquesta" as our background music!


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