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Alicia Alonso Dances on

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STARRED REVIEW! "The inspirational life of ballerina Alicia Alonso is shared with young readers in this lovingly illustrated beginning biography. The illustrations excellently depict Alicia's dedication as well as the difficulties with her eyesight and will inspire readers to chase their dreams amid challenges and struggles."--School Library Journal starred review

Alicia Alonso wouldn't let her vision impairment keep her from dancing.

As a young girl in Cuba, Alicia Alonso practiced ballet in tennis shoes. Within a few years, she was in New York City, with a promising ballet career. But her eyesight began to fail. When Alicia needed surgeries to save her vision, dancing was impossible, but she wouldn't give up her dream. She found the strength and determination to return to the stage and become a prima ballerina. This is the true story of a woman who overcame her challenges, mastered her art, and inspired others to dance and dream.


ISBN-13: 9780807514542

Media Type: Hardcover

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Publication Date: 10-01-2021

Pages: 32

Product Dimensions: 10.10h x 8.20w x 0.40d

Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

Series: She Made History

Viña, Rose: -

Rose Viña is a Cuban American writer from California. Her debut book, Ice Breaker: How Mabel Fairbanks Changed Figure Skating, was named a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Crystal Kite Member Choice Award finalist. Rose currently lives in Sweden with her family.

Félix, Gloria: - Gloria Félix was born and raised in Uruapan, a beautiful small city in Michoacán, Mexico, and a place that continues to inspire her art.