Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage

October 31, 2020
Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage

"With this powerful, hope-filled story of overcomingone's obstacles, readers will close this book and feel inspired toleave a legacy of their own." -School LibraryJournalFrom the world of Good Night Stories for RebelGirls comes the historical novel based on the life of AliciaAlonso, a world-renowned prima ballerina from Cuba.Alicia was born to dance. From the moment she slips on pointeshoes for the first time, she’s determined to become a professionalballerina. A few years later, Alicia moves from Cuba to the UnitedStates to follow her dreams.Then, Alicia begins to lose her sight. How can a ballerinadance if she can’t see where she’s going? Stuck in bed andonly able to practice with her fingertips, Alicia doesn’t give up.She finds a way to get back on stage, dancing into the hearts ofaudiences as one of the world’s most famous prima ballerinas.Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage is the story of aworld-renowned prima ballerina who impressed people all over theworld with her beautiful dancing while living with visualimpairments. This is a story about perseverance in the face ofadversity, and how the arts can afford women the opportunity toachieve a global impact.This historical fiction chapter book includes additional text onAlicia Alonso’s lasting legacy, as well as movement-basedactivities designed to encourage creativity and confidence throughdance.About the Rebel Girls Chapter Book SeriesMeet extraordinary real-life heroines in the Good Night Stories forRebel Girls chapter book series! Introducing stories based on thelives of extraordinary women in global history, each stunninglydesigned chapter book features beautiful illustrations from afemale artist as well as bonus activities in the backmatter toencourage kids to explore the various fields in which each of thesewomen thrived. The perfect gift to inspire any young reader!