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 Danza! : Amalia Hernandez and el Ballet Folklorico de Mexico
 Author: Tonatiuh, Duncan

 Publisher:  Abrams Books for Young Readers (2017)

 Dewey: 792.8092
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: 29 p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 884826 ISBN: 9781419725326
 Ages: 6-10 Grades: 1-5

 Hernandez, Amalia, -- 1917-2000
 Ballet Folklorico de Mexico
 Mexican folk dancing

Price: $22.76

The inspirational story of dancer Amalia Hernandez, founder of Mexico's Folkloric Ballet.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 6.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 193553
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 6.30
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 71778

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (07/01/17)
   School Library Journal (+) (00/09/17)
   Booklist (+) (08/01/17)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/09/17)
 The Hornbook (00/09/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2017 *Starred Review* In his latest picture-book biography, Tonatiuh celebrates the work of Amalia Hernández, the dancer, instructor, and choreographer who founded the Ballet Folklórico de México in 1952. Born in Mexico City in 1917, Ami was enthralled as a child by dancers in a town square. Growing up, she studied both ballet and modern dance. After choreographing a piece based on the street performers who first inspired her, she began to travel throughout the country and learn its local, indigenous dances. These led her to choreograph many distinctive pieces for the Ballet Folklórico, which has traveled the world performing ballets based on Mexican traditional dances. The text also links Mexican folkloric dance to Cinco de Mayo festivities in the U.S. Right down to the endpapers, this beautifully designed, large-format picture book is a showcase for Tonatiuh’s distinctive illustrations, drawings with digital collage elements that add colors, patterns, and textures to strong, well-delineated forms. An interesting author’s note, a useful glossary, and a source bibliography are appended. This concise, informative biography includes compelling details, such as Ami’s father’s initial resistance to her learning dance, and mentions that although Hernández died in 2000, her ballet company still performs in Mexico and throughout the world. Brava! - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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