Gabriela's Dance Recital / El recital de danza de Gabriela is a bilingual (English / Spanish) picture book. It stars Gabriela, a young ballerina who is nervous about her upcoming dance recital. When Gabriela explains her fears about the recital to her family, they help calm her nerves and prepare her for the performance. This multicultural children's book, which features a bilingual, biracial family, is relatable for any young dancer. Readers will take away age-appropriate relaxation techniques and sports psychology tactics from the story, which they can employ when facing their own fears.
This ballet book for girls was adapted from the award-winning, bilingual personalized children's book Dance Recital / El recital de danza. The personalized book won two International Latino Book Awards, a National Indie Excellence Award, and a Moonbeam Children's Book Award.
This 32-page, fully illustrated, hardcover storybook was written in English and Spanish by Jill Barletti and illustrated by Jelena Brezovec. Both Gabriela's Dance Recital and Dance Recital are published by Snowflake Stories, LLC.