Michael Mahin

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When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana

guitar player
Illustrated by: José Ramírez
Age Level: 9-12, Middle Grade
Language: English, Spanish vocabulary featured

When Carlos Santana picked up la guitarra, he took the soul of the Blues, the brains of Jazz, and the energy of Rock and Roll, and added the slow heat of Afro-Cuban drums and the cilantro-scented sway of the music he’d grown up with in Mexico. There were a lot of bands in San Francisco but none of them sounded like this. Had Carlos finally found the music that would make his angels real? Winner of the 2019 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Award and the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal.