Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage

Category: Book
By (author): Preumayr, Josefina
By (author): Rebel Girls
Series: A Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls Chapter Book
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Biographical / Latin America
  JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
  JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Dance
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General
Publisher: Timbuktu Labs
Published: August 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 7.50in x 5.00in
Our Price:
$ 16.00
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Alicia Alonso, a world-renowned prima ballerina from Cuba.

Alicia was born to dance. From the moment she slips on pointe shoes for the first time, she's determined to become a professional ballerina. A few years later, Alicia moves from Cuba to the United States to follow her dreams.

Then, Alicia begins to lose her sight. How can a ballerina dance if she can't see where she's going? Stuck in bed and only able to practice with her fingertips, Alicia doesn't give up. She finds a way to get back on stage, dancing into the hearts of audiences as one of the world's most famous prima ballerinas.

Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage is the story of a world-renowned prima ballerina who impressed people all over the world with her beautiful dancing while living with visual impairments. This is a story about perseverance in the face of adversity, and how the arts can afford women the opportunity to achieve a global impact.

This historical fiction chapter book includes additional text on Alicia Alonso's lasting legacy, as well as movement-based activities designed to encourage creativity and confidence through dance.

About the Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series
Meet extraordinary real-life heroines in the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls chapter book series! Introducing stories based on the lives of extraordinary women in global history, each stunningly designed chapter book features beautiful illustrations from a female artist as well as bonus activities in the backmatter to encourage kids to explore the various fields in which each of these women thrived. The perfect gift to inspire any young reader!
Review Quote*Cheerful persistence and chatty relatability recur in this fictionalized biography of Cuban prima ballerina Alicia Alonso
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