Maria Tallchief

Native America's Prima Ballerina

From the Series Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™)

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Maria Tallchief was inspired to dance while watching Osage dancers as a child in Oklahoma. For tribal ceremonies only men were allowed to dance. But, Maria went on to become America’s first prima ballerina.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity
Copyright 2021
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint Red Chair Press
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-08-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007120, JNF018040, JNF007060
Dewey 792.8
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile 830
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 509978
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Fast facts, Glossary words bolded within text, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Jennifer Marino Walters

Jennifer Marino Walters is a writer and editor specializing in family and parenting topics. She has written for Los Angeles Times, Reader's Digest, and Parenting. Jennifer lives with her husband, twin sons, and daughter in the Washington, DC, area.

Illustrator: Nigel Dobbyn

Nigel Dobbyn has created comics, illustration and graphic design for children and young readers for 30 years. He lives and works in England.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

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Awards

  • Parents' Picks Award for Best Products for Elementary Kids 2024, Winner, 2024

Reviews

Booklist

“The Beginner Biography series . . . welcomes another worthy set of Americans to its ranks with these latest volumes for primary-grade readers.”—Booklist