Danza! : Amalia Hernández and el Ballet Folklórico de México
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Published
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
29 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781419725326, 1419725327
Accelerated Reader
LG
Level 6, 1 Points
Lexile measure
980

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"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.
Target Audience
980L,Lexile
Target Audience
Age 6 to 10.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,LG,6,0.5,193553.
Awards
Pura Belpré Medal and the Robert F. Sibert Medal.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Tonatiuh, D. (2017). Danza!: Amalia Hernández and el Ballet Folklórico de México . Abrams Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tonatiuh, Duncan. 2017. Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico De México. Abrams Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tonatiuh, Duncan. Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico De México Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Tonatiuh, Duncan. Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico De México Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017.

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