The life of Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa, is a fantastic story to discover. Besides all her music, there is also a decent list of books about Celia Cruz that are worth reading if you want to make more sense of this Latin music legend. This Celia Cruz bibliography includes her own autobiography, two wonderful titles for kids, a complete biography and a valuable image document produced by a personal friend of the Queen of Salsa. Let's take a look at these five books.
The first title of this Celia Cruz bibliography is a children's book. Thanks to Veronica Chambers' warm narrative and the colorful illustrations by Julie Maren, this book is also quite appealing for adults. The book includes Celia Cruz's discography and a glossary of Spanish terms used throughout its pages.
This book is charged with exclusive images taken by Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte, the author of this title and professional photographer who was also a long time friend of the artist. Because of this, Presenting Celia Cruz offers an important first hand document that shows the intimate face of the Queen of Salsa.
On this book, Celia Cruz chronicles her own life sharing with the world personal feelings and unknown details from an artist who always kept her own life to herself. Celia: My Life: An Autobiography is one of the most essential sources of this Celia Cruz bibliography.
Eduardo Marceles wrote this wonderful biography of the Queen of Salsa. It starts with Celia Cruz's funeral in 2003 taking back the reader to Celia's life in Cuba. The book includes a discography, glossary of Spanish musical terms and rare pictures of the the Queen of Salsa. It is definitely a complete source of information related to Celia Cruz.
To wrap up this Celia Cruz bibliography, here there is another book for children. This one is a bilingual book that tells the story of Celia Cruz from her early years in Cuba to the top of her music career in New York and Miami. Monica Brown includes a wonderful narrative that is enhanced by the wonderful and colorful illustration provided by Rafael Lopez.