A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer!

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8.6 X 11.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Anika Aldamuy Denise is the Pura Belpré Honor-winning author of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré; A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer!; and The Love Letter. A proud Puerto Rican daughter from Queens, she now lives in Rhode Island with her family. Visit Anika online at www.anikadenise.com.

Leo Espinosa is an award-winning illustrator and designer from Bogotá, Colombia, whose picture books include the New York Times bestselling and Pura Belpré Honor Book Islandborn by Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz, Goldfish on Vacation by Sally Lloyd-Jones, and Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph by Lucy Margaret Rozier. Leo lives with his family in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit him at studioespinosa.com.


Espinosa's illustrations are as vibrant as the character he portrays....An inspiring account of a woman who followed her dreams. -- Kirkus Reviews

An inspirational title for young elementary children. This energetic, illustrated biography honors her determined spirit with colorful exuberance. -- School Library Journal (starred review)

Leo Espinosa's illustrations are lively and animate....And the book is a positive, compelling look at the only Latinx performer to have earned a Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. -- Boston Globe

This upbeat picture book biography...[is] for listeners who twirl and swish their voluminous skirts while singing into their hairbrushes. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Denise and Espinosa, both Pura Belpré Award Honorees, have created a motivating and touching story of a talented and determined Latinx woman. -- Shelf Awareness

[An] engaging narrative. -- Horn Book Magazine