Native America's Prima Ballerina
From the Series Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™)
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.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity|
|Publisher||Red Chair Press|
|Imprint||Red Chair Press|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF007120, JNF018040, JNF007060|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Fast facts, Glossary words bolded within text, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
“The Beginner Biography series . . . welcomes another worthy set of Americans to its ranks with these latest volumes for primary-grade readers.”—Booklist
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 family in the Washington, D.C. 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!
Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™)
Introduce young readers to some of history’s most inspiring role models. Meet people who overcame challenges and made life better for others. Diverse figures and lesser known biography subjects are included such as senator Daniel Inouye, Native American ballerina Maria Tallchief… View available downloads →