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Danza! : Amalia Hernández and el Ballet Folklórico de México / Duncan Tonatiuh.

By: Tonatiuh, Duncan [author,, illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextDescription: 29 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781419725326; 1419725327.Subject(s): Hernández, Amalia, 1917-2000 -- Juvenile literature | Hernández, Amalia, 1917-2000 | Hernández, Amalia, 1917-2000 | Ballet Folklórico de México -- Juvenile literature | Ballet Folklórico de México | Ballet Folklórico de México | Folk dancing, Mexican -- Juvenile literature | Dancers -- Mexico -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Folk dancing, Mexican | Dancers | Women -- Biography | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Cultural Heritage | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Art | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Music | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Performing Arts | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- People & Places -- Mexico | Dancers | Folk dancing, Mexican | MexicoGenre/Form: Biographies. | Biography. | Juvenile works. | Biographies.DDC classification: 792.8092 | B Other classification: JNF007050 | JNF007010 | JNF007040 | JNF007060 | JNF038070 Awards: Pura Belpré Medal and the Robert F. Sibert Medal. | Américas Award, 2018Summary: "Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hernandez, dancer and founder of El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. Published in time for the 100th anniversary of Hernandez's birth, Danza! is the first picture book about the famous dancer and choreographer. Danza! is a celebration of Hernandez's life and of the rich history of dance in Mexico. As a child, Amalia always thought she would grow up to be a teacher, until she saw a performance of dancers in her town square. She was fascinated by the way the dancers twirled and swayed, and she knew that someday she would be a dancer, too. She began to study many different types of dance, including ballet and modern, under some of the best teachers in the world. Hernandez traveled throughout Mexico studying and learning regional dances. Soon she founded her own dance company, El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, where she integrated her knowledge of ballet and modern dance with folkloric dances. The group began to perform all over the country and soon all over the world, becoming an international sensation that still tours today. Duncan Tonatiuh's picture books have been honored with many awards and accolades, including the Pura Belpre Award, the Robert F. Sibert Award, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award. With Tonatiuh's distinctive Mixtec-inspired artwork and colorful drawings that seem to leap off the page, Danza! will enthrall and inspire young readers with the fascinating story of this important dancer and choreographer"--Summary: "This is a picture book biography for children ages 6-10 about Amalia Hernández (1917-2000), the dancer and choreographer who founded the Mexican Folkloric Ballet, a dance organization that continues to perform today. The author/illustrator is Duncan Tonatiuh"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hernandez, dancer and founder of El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. Published in time for the 100th anniversary of Hernandez's birth, Danza! is the first picture book about the famous dancer and choreographer. Danza! is a celebration of Hernandez's life and of the rich history of dance in Mexico. As a child, Amalia always thought she would grow up to be a teacher, until she saw a performance of dancers in her town square. She was fascinated by the way the dancers twirled and swayed, and she knew that someday she would be a dancer, too. She began to study many different types of dance, including ballet and modern, under some of the best teachers in the world. Hernandez traveled throughout Mexico studying and learning regional dances. Soon she founded her own dance company, El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, where she integrated her knowledge of ballet and modern dance with folkloric dances. The group began to perform all over the country and soon all over the world, becoming an international sensation that still tours today. Duncan Tonatiuh's picture books have been honored with many awards and accolades, including the Pura Belpre Award, the Robert F. Sibert Award, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award. With Tonatiuh's distinctive Mixtec-inspired artwork and colorful drawings that seem to leap off the page, Danza! will enthrall and inspire young readers with the fascinating story of this important dancer and choreographer"--

"This is a picture book biography for children ages 6-10 about Amalia Hernández (1917-2000), the dancer and choreographer who founded the Mexican Folkloric Ballet, a dance organization that continues to perform today. The author/illustrator is Duncan Tonatiuh"--

Elementary Grade.

980 Lexile.

Age 6 to 10.

Pura Belpré Medal and the Robert F. Sibert Medal.

Américas Award, 2018

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Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende, in the historical state of Guanajuato, Mexico. He studied writing and illustration at Parsons School of Design at the New School in New York City. His books have received many awards over the years. He divides his time between New York City and Mexico.<br>

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