Born in 1925, Maria Tallchief spent part of her childhood on an Osage reservation in Oklahoma. With the support of her family and world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine, she rose to the top of her art form to become America's first prima ballerina. Black-and-white illustrations provide visual sidebars to the history of ballet while taking readers through the life of this amazing dancer.
Who Is Maria Tallchief?
By Catherine Gourley (Author), Val Paul Taylor (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
Paperback: 112 pages
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7