Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina

Carmen Bernier-Grand (Author) Raul Colon (Illustrator)
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Description

Alicia Alonso's artistic achievements are remarkable, considering that she became partially blind and lost her peripheral vision at age nineteen. From childhood, she exhibited a passion for dancing, studying first in Cuba and later in New York City, where she became an overnight sensation in Giselle and was promoted to principal dancer in Ballet Theater. Returning to Cuba in 1948, she founded her own company, which eventually folded due to lack of funding. In 1959 the Cuban government gave her enough money to establish a new dance school, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, which Alonso directs to this day.

In elegant free verse and stunning artwork rendered in watercolor, colored pencils, and lithograph pencils on watercolor paper, Carmen T. Bernier-Grand and Raúl Colón capture the seminal events in Alonso's life. The back matter includes a biography, Alonso's ballets, choreography, and awards, a glossary, sources, notes, and websites.

Product Details

Price
$9.99
Publisher
Two Lions
Publish Date
January 15, 2019
Pages
64
Dimensions
8.5 X 0.2 X 10.4 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781477810743

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About the Author

Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, como Sonia Sotomayor, es hija de padres puertorriqueños. Después de crecer en Puerto Rico, estudió en la Universidad de Connecticut, donde conoció a su esposo. Con el tiempo se mudaron a Portland, Oregon, y criaron dos niños. Las biografías en verso libre de Carmen han recibido muchos honores y elogios, entre ellos los siguientes: César: !Sí, se puede! Yes, We Can! (El ALA Pura Belpré Honor Book al el autor e ilustrador, El ALA Notable Children's Book); Frida: !Viva la vida! Long Live Life! (El ALA Pura Belpré Award Honor Book por el relato, El ALA Notable Children's Book, Booklist Editor's Choice, Booklist Top Ten Arts Books for Youth, Booklist and Kirkus starred reviews); Diego: Bigger Than Life (Booklist Top Ten Arts Books for Youth, Booklist starred review, El ALA Pura Belpré Award Honor Book al el autor e ilustrador, El ALA Notable Children's Book). Thomas Gonzalezha tenido una extensa carrera en publicidad y diseño gráfico. En una reseña del School Library Journal de su primer libro ilustrado, 14 Cows for America, su obra de arte coloreada en lápiz y pastel fue considerada como "exquisita . . . los colores de Kenia brotan de la página: azules intensos, naranjas flameantes, rojos profundos y matices castaños. Páginas completas representan al pueblo Masai y su tierra de forma realística y llena de vida. Gonzalez convierte a los lectores en observadores en tiempo real." Sr. Gonzalez vive con su esposa e hija cerca de Atlanta, Georgia.
RAÚL COLÓN is a popular children's book illustrator whose work has also appeared in many national publications. He has illustrated more than thirty award-winning picture books, including those by Dr. Jill Biden and Frank McCourt. Colón is known for his unique mixed-media illustration technique, which creates artwork rich in texture and deep colors. He lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.