" Alonso's lifetime of work brought her Cuba's highest honors, including an honorary doctorate from the University of Havana in 1973.
and Cuba severed relations soon after and it would be four decades before a U.
Introducing stories based on the lives of extraordinary women in global history, each stunningly designed chapter book features beautiful illustrations from a female artist as well as bonus activities in the backmatter to encourage kids to explore the various fields in which each of these women thrived.
From the moment she slips on pointe shoes for the first time, she's determined to become a professional ballerina.
Balanchine created the work for ABT and Alonso performed at its world premiere on November 25, 1947, partnered with Igor Youskevitch.
This is a story about perseverance in the face of adversity, and how the arts can afford women the opportunity to achieve a global impact.