Dean Robbins visits Durham Academy Lower School!

Thursday, March 21, 2024: Dean Robbins is coming to Durham Academy Lower School, Grades 1 - 4!

Important Info for Ordering:

  • Be sure to list your STUDENT'S NAME and TEACHER'S NAME in the order comments section during checkout.
  • The book(s) will be signed by Dean Robbins and personalized for the student.
  • We will automatically apply a 10% discount to all books ordered for this event! We will manually apply the discount before we process it.
  • Under shipping options, choose "pick up at store" then pay online, and we'll deliver the books to DA; there are no shipping charges!
  • All orders must be received by noon on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

Bestselling children's author Dean Robbins will be visiting with Durham Academy students - and their families! - on Thursday, March 21. He will be talking about many of his books, including ¡Mambo Mucho Mambo! The Dance That Crossed Color Lines. New York City’s desegregated Palladium Ballroom springs to life with a diverse 1940s cast in this jazzy picture-book tribute to the history of mambo and Latin jazz.

Millie danced to jazz in her Italian neighborhood. Pedro danced to Latin songs in his Puerto Rican neighborhood. It was the 1940s in New York City, and they were forbidden to dance together . . . until first a band and then a ballroom broke the rules. Machito and His Afro-Cubans hit the scene with a brand-new sound, blending jazz trumpets and saxophones with Latin maracas and congas creating Latin jazz, music for the head, the heart, and the hips. Then the Palladium Ballroom issued a bold challenge to segregation and threw open its doors to all. Illustrated with verve and told through real-life characters who feature in an afterword, ¡Mambo Mucho Mambo! portrays the power of music and dance to transcend racial, religious, and ethnic boundaries.


Dean Robbins

 

Bestselling author Dean Robbins is a journalist and children's book author. His previous books include The Fastest Girl on Earth!Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick DouglassMiss Paul and the President, and Margaret and the Moon. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his family. 

 


Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 9:00am
Event address: 
Durham Academy
NC
¡Mambo Mucho Mambo! The Dance That Crossed Color Lines By Dean Robbins, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dean Robbins, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536206081
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Published: Candlewick - November 23rd, 2021

The Fastest Drummer: Clap Your Hands for Viola Smith! By Dean Robbins, Susanna Chapman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dean Robbins, Susanna Chapman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781536224863
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Published: Candlewick - March 5th, 2024

Margaret and the Moon By Dean Robbins, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dean Robbins, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399551857
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 16th, 2017

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean By Dean Robbins, Sean Rubin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dean Robbins, Sean Rubin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338259537
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Published: Orchard Books - May 28th, 2019

You Are a Star, Malala Yousafzai By Dean Robbins, Maithili Joshi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dean Robbins, Maithili Joshi (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338895070
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 2nd, 2024

You Are a Star, Jane Goodall By Dean Robbins, Hatem Aly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dean Robbins, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338680126
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 4th, 2023