*ME LLAMO CELIA My name is Celia: This is a wonderful, bilingual children's book about Celia's life. The illustrations are delightful and kids can easily connect to the storyline.
*CELIA CRUZ QUEEN OF SALSA- Another biography of Celia, this is one I haven't read yet, but is on my list! The excerpts on Amazon show a wonderfully written storyline telling about Celia's life, with beautiful illustrations.
*PEPITA LEE SOBRE CELIA CRUZ: This printable minibook features salient facts about Celia's life in simple Spanish, great to introduce Celia to your class! You can find it here
|Pepita lee sobre Celia Cruz|
*GUANTAMERA: I LOVE this version of Guantamera, sung by Celia, as well as the video- just beautiful!
*YO VIVIRÉ- This song brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it! Though for elementary students, the lyrics are probably too much to learn, it is a great song to play for Freeze Dance or while they are doing folder activities. Other great songs are La vida es un Carnaval and Rie y Llora. Also perfect for Baile Viernes!
*AND JUST FOR FUN, I made this simple infographic of some key moments in Celia's life, with language (hopefully) accessible to students! You can download the pdf version here.