Ages: 6 - 10Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Author: Duncan Tonatiuh


Rich, saturated colors, digital collage techniques, and hand-drawn figures inspired by Mesoamerican pictographs and placed in contemporary settings, intensify author/illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh’s biographical picture book about a remarkable woman: Amalia Hern?ndez, founder of the internationally renowned El Ballet Folkl?rico de M?xico. In a clear and inviting narrative tone, Tonatiuh traces the ballet- and modern dance-trained Hern?ndez from her early 20th century childhood in Mexico City to her death in 2000 and her legacy that continues in Mexican folkloric groups throughout Mexico and the United States.

Lynne Heffley ©2018 Parents’ Choice

A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper’s first weekly children’s arts and entertainment beat.

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