Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Friday, June 19th, 2015
6:30pm – 8:00pm | Free
Kick-off our “Read to the Rhythm” Summer Reading Festival with special guest, award-winning artist Rafael López! Winner of many prestigious awards including the Pura Belpre Illustrator Award and the Américas Award for Illustration, Rafael will be sharing his latest book, Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music, a true story of a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who was able to break the island’s taboo against female drummers, powerfully written by Margarita Engle. Come hear his creative journey as he magically brought this story to life through his symbolic and vibrant paintings. See some of the original artwork and enjoy an interactive drawing demonstration. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing. This free event is brought to you courtesy of the Contra Costa County Library.