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Author Tonatiuh, Duncan, author, illustrator.
Title Danza! : Amalia Hernández and el Ballet Folklórico de México / Duncan Tonatiuh.
Pub Info New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017.
book jacket
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Descript 29 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Note Accelerated Reader LG 6.0 0.5 0.5 193553
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hernandez, dancer and founder of El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. Published in time for the 100th anniversary of Hernandez's birth, Danza! is the first picture book about the famous dancer and choreographer. Danza! is a celebration of Hernandez's life and of the rich history of dance in Mexico. As a child, Amalia always thought she would grow up to be a teacher, until she saw a performance of dancers in her town square. She was fascinated by the way the dancers twirled and swayed, and she knew that someday she would be a dancer, too. She began to study many different types of dance, including ballet and modern, under some of the best teachers in the world. Hernandez traveled throughout Mexico studying and learning regional dances. Soon she founded her own dance company, El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, where she integrated her knowledge of ballet and modern dance with folkloric dances. The group began to perform all over the country and soon all over the world, becoming an international sensation that still tours today. Duncan Tonatiuh's picture books have been honored with many awards and accolades, including the Pura Belpre Award, the Robert F. Sibert Award, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award. With Tonatiuh's distinctive Mixtec-inspired artwork and colorful drawings that seem to leap off the page, Danza! will enthrall and inspire young readers with the fascinating story of this important dancer and choreographer"-- Provided by publisher.
"This is a picture book biography for children ages 6-10 about Amalia Hernández (1917-2000), the dancer and choreographer who founded the Mexican Folkloric Ballet, a dance organization that continues to perform today. The author/illustrator is Duncan Tonatiuh"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Age 6 to 10.
Subject Hernández, Amalia, 1917-2000 -- Juvenile literature.
Ballet Folklórico de México -- Juvenile literature.
Hernández, Amalia, 1917-2000.
Ballet Folklórico de México.
Folk dancing, Mexican -- Juvenile literature.
Dancers -- Mexico -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Folk dancing, Mexican.
Women -- Biography.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Art.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Music.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Mexico.
Genre Biography.
ISBN 9781419725326 (hardback)
1419725327 (hardback)
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