Video of the Week: Rafael López


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This week’s DIY Summer Reading Camp theme is MUSIC. An intrinsic part of our culture, many Latino musicians have had a powerful impact on world music. Two of those – Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo and My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (aff)  have been featured in children’s books illustrated by artist Rafael López. His distinctive illustrations perfectly depict the movement, emotion, and vibrancy of the musicians and their music. So this week’s video features some of his children’s book illustrations and the community murals he creates with children.

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