Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage
From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Alicia Alonso, a world-renowned prima ballerina from Cuba.Alicia Alonso was born to dance. Her first big role came when she was only ten years old, and she knew right then that she was going to be a ballerina one day. Only a few years later, she moved from Cuba to the United States to fulfill her dreams. As she danced, however, Alicia began to have trouble seeing. She was quickly going blind. How could a ballerina dance on stage if she couldn’t see where she was going? Alicia worried. But she wouldn’t let it stop her. With lots of practice, great dance partners, and a few on-stage tricks, Alicia found a way to keep doing what she loved: dancing all over the globe and as one of the world’s most beloved prima ballerinas.

Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage Details

TitleAlicia Alonso Takes the Stage
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 18th, 2020
PublisherRebel Girls
ISBN-139781733329224
Rating
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Nonfiction, Biography

Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage Review

  • Literary Soirée
    January 1, 1970
    Another inspiring bio by Rebel Girls, this one for middle grade readers on visually impaired Cuban ballet dancer Alicia Alonso. The story empowers girls of differing abilities to pursue their dreams, no matter the obstacles, just as Alicia did in real life. Rebel Girls’ books always engender hope and the illustrations by female artists are always gorgeous. Highly recommended!5 of 5 Stars Pub Date 18 Aug 2020Thanks to Rebel Girls and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine.#RebelGirlsSer Another inspiring bio by Rebel Girls, this one for middle grade readers on visually impaired Cuban ballet dancer Alicia Alonso. The story empowers girls of differing abilities to pursue their dreams, no matter the obstacles, just as Alicia did in real life. Rebel Girls’ books always engender hope and the illustrations by female artists are always gorgeous. Highly recommended!5 of 5 Stars Pub Date 18 Aug 2020Thanks to Rebel Girls and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine.#RebelGirlsSeries #NetGalley
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    I was very pleased to be given the opportunity to read and review this latest addition to the Rebel Girls series, as my daughter (aged 10) is a big fan of the first two books, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales to Dream Big and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2. Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage is the fifth, so far, in a related series of chapter books, aimed at middle-years readers and focussing on a single rebel girl who became a successful female role model in her chosen field. Alic I was very pleased to be given the opportunity to read and review this latest addition to the Rebel Girls series, as my daughter (aged 10) is a big fan of the first two books, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales to Dream Big and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2. Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage is the fifth, so far, in a related series of chapter books, aimed at middle-years readers and focussing on a single rebel girl who became a successful female role model in her chosen field. Alicia Alonso (1920-2019) was a Cuban-born prima ballerina, choreographer, teacher and founder of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. Her story is truly inspiring and an excellent choice for the Rebel Girls imprint. This chapter book relates her rise from a keen intuitive dancer as a child, to learning Spanish dancing styles, graduating to classical ballet and ultimately becoming a professional ballerina and international superstar. As a young dancer, Alonso surmounted not only the considerable physical challenges of ballet, but also family disapproval of her career choice and the need to move far away from her home country to pursue a professional career. Having begun to achieve professional recognition in several lead roles, at the age of 19 she suffered detached retinas, which had a significant impact on her sight for the rest of her life. Despite being advised by doctors to retire from dancing and live as an invalid, Alonso persevered with practice and was able to return to her professional career in New York in 1943. She was soon promoted to the rare distinction of prima ballerina, which she maintained into the 1970s, using her battle with her sight as inspiration and employing various ingenious staging arrangements to circumvent her disability. After founding what would become the Cuban National Ballet in 1960, she continued dancing internationally into her 70s. Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage focuses not only on Alonso's incredible personal achievements, but also on her unwavering commitment to her goals, her determination in the face of adversity and her desire to "give back" to the world of ballet and developing dancers in Cuba.The book is written by Nancy Ohlin in a straightforward style, aimed at readers between 8-15 years, and is illustrated colourfully and evocatively by Josefina Preumayr. An activities section at the end of the book encourages readers to explore their own expressiveness, mental multi-tasking skills and motor co-ordination through dance moves and improvisation. Rebel Girls has partnered and collaborated with Smashworks Dance in producing Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage.I would highly recommend this title to female readers aged 8-15, especially those with an interest in dance and/or performing arts. It is a remarkable story.Thanks to Rebel Girls, Timbuktu Labs Inc. and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this title prior to its publication on 18 August 2020. #RebelGirls Series #NetGalley
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  • Sofia S.
    January 1, 1970
    Very fun and light read! I don't often read middle grade books, but I still ended up enjoying this one. The writing style is definitely fit for children around 8 and the illustrations were a nice addition.
  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    I love the idea of these books about women who worked hard and rebeled to get to where they wanted to be, and it is fun to learn about women who were famous in their time, but are now largely forgotten. And although this book was well-written, I found myself getting a little bored, as I waited for something to happen.Not to say that Alicia's story is not inspiring, it is. To dance what she danced, while going blind, is truly amazing. I just found the story of how she got there seemed to be drawn I love the idea of these books about women who worked hard and rebeled to get to where they wanted to be, and it is fun to learn about women who were famous in their time, but are now largely forgotten. And although this book was well-written, I found myself getting a little bored, as I waited for something to happen.Not to say that Alicia's story is not inspiring, it is. To dance what she danced, while going blind, is truly amazing. I just found the story of how she got there seemed to be drawn out a bit much.However, it is a good way to introduce her, and a good way for kids to get interested in people and their lives.Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
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  • Soumya
    January 1, 1970
    Actual rating - 3.75.
  • Lizbeth
    January 1, 1970
    Reseña en Español y en Inglés. Review in Spanish and English.Gracias a #Netgalley por proporcionar una copia avanzada de este libro a cambio de una reseña honesta de este libro de #rebelgirlseriesNo esperaba sentirme como me sentí con este libro. Es una novela corta sobre Alicia Alonso, una bailarina profesional cubana que siguió sus sueños: bailar. Esta historia fue como un cálido abrazo a mi corazón y a mis propios sueños y metas. Personalmente me inspiró a seguir en este momento difícil y cua Reseña en Español y en Inglés. Review in Spanish and English.Gracias a #Netgalley por proporcionar una copia avanzada de este libro a cambio de una reseña honesta de este libro de #rebelgirlseriesNo esperaba sentirme como me sentí con este libro. Es una novela corta sobre Alicia Alonso, una bailarina profesional cubana que siguió sus sueños: bailar. Esta historia fue como un cálido abrazo a mi corazón y a mis propios sueños y metas. Personalmente me inspiró a seguir en este momento difícil y cualquier otro. Los obstáculos que ella tuvo que superar en su vida pudo fácilmente excusarla de solo parar. Nadie habría dicho que se estaba rindiendo, si tu cuerpo no es ¨capaz¨ de hacer algo entonces es tiempo de buscar otro camino en la vida ¿no? Bueno, por lo que aprendí en esta historia es un gran ¨para nada¨. Esta bailarina bailó incluso con solo sus brazos y sus manos cuando los doctores le dijeron que descansara y que no se moviera, riera o llorara por un año entero. Y cuando le dieron las malas noticias y le dijeron que no iba a poder seguir bailando ella continuó y encontró esa inspiración dentro de ella. No se rindió, siguió y lo logró. Esta historia me inspiró y me hizo sentir fuerte, aunque tenga 21 años, así que estoy totalmente convencida de que esto podría significar un total cambio en la vida de una niña pequeña. Recomiendo totalmente esta novela corta y las otras de los Chapter books de Good Night Stories for rebel girls. Lo recomiendo para adultos o adolescentes, pero por favor lean esto a sus pequeños hijos o hijas e inspírenlos a ir a por sus sueños, justo como Alicia Alonso.Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review.I didn´t expect to feel the way I did with this book. It is a short novel about Alicia Alonso, a Cuban ballerina that followed her dream: dance. This story was like a warm hug to my heart and my own dreams and goals. Personally, it inspired me to keep going on even in this time or any other. The obstacles she had to overcome in her life could have easily excused her of just stopping. No one would have said she was giving up, if your body is not ¨capable¨ of doing something then it is time to look for another path in life right? Well, what I got from her story is a huge ¨not at all¨. She would dance with only her arms and hands when doctors told her to rest and not to move, laugh or cry for a whole year. And then when they gave her no hope at all about her capability to dance, she found it in her soul and continued against everything and succeeded. I am a 21-year-old girl and this story made feel strong and inspired me. I am totally convinced that to little girls this can be a huge life changer. I totally recommend this chapter book and the other ones of the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Chapter Books. I recommend it for adults or teenagers, but also please read this to your little kids, boys or girls and give them the courage to chase their dreams, just like Alicia Alonso did.
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  • the.unexpected.reader
    January 1, 1970
    If you are familiar with and love The Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls series, then you'll love the new chapter books geared for the young readers. These new Rebel Girls chapter books focus on one inspiring female, have over 100 pages and delve deeper than the one-page Goodnight Stories do.ALICIA ALONSO TAKES THE STAGE, is the 5th book in the chapter book series (Madam C.J Walker Builds a Business, Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code, Junko Tabei Masters the Mountain, and Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a If you are familiar with and love The Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls series, then you'll love the new chapter books geared for the young readers. These new Rebel Girls chapter books focus on one inspiring female, have over 100 pages and delve deeper than the one-page Goodnight Stories do.ALICIA ALONSO TAKES THE STAGE, is the 5th book in the chapter book series (Madam C.J Walker Builds a Business, Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code, Junko Tabei Masters the Mountain, and Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest, being the first four). In these books we read about their childhood, what ignited their passion, and the incredible hurdles they had to overcome.In this particular book, we read all about the ballerina, Alicia Alonso. Born in Cuba in 1920, she naturally takes to dancing from a very early age. Her mother signs her up for ballet lessons and she falls in love with the pink slippers with the silk ribbons. Ballet becomes her passion and she works hard at it. At the age of 19 she begins to have visual issues which only become worse and, sadly, irreversible. This news is devastating. But combined with her love for ballet and her tenacity, she keeps going, adapting the stage for her visual impairment, she becomes a graceful and accomplished prima ballerina, and even goes on to form her own ballet company.ALICIA ALONSO TAKES THE STAGE is perfect for young children who love to dance and have a passion for ballet.**Don’t forget to check out the end of the book, there are ballet activities which will inspire a young reader to become passionate about ballet as it did for the remarkable, Alicia Alonso.Thank you to #NetGalley and #RebelGirls, it was such a pleasure to read this amazing story.
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  • Ioana
    January 1, 1970
    Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage is one of the books in a series published by Rebel Girls. It's a more in-depth look at the life of an influential woman in history, someone who persevered in spite of obstacles and proved herself in a certain field. Alicia Alonso was a famous Cuban prima ballerina who became well-known all over the world. Her grit and work ethic were obvious when she became visually impaired. The story follows Alicia from her childhood in a prominent Cuban family in Havana, through Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage is one of the books in a series published by Rebel Girls. It's a more in-depth look at the life of an influential woman in history, someone who persevered in spite of obstacles and proved herself in a certain field. Alicia Alonso was a famous Cuban prima ballerina who became well-known all over the world. Her grit and work ethic were obvious when she became visually impaired. The story follows Alicia from her childhood in a prominent Cuban family in Havana, through her dance classes as a teen and young adult, to her marriage to Fernando Alonso, and her first opportunities to dance ballet on big stages in the US. It is simply told, but it captures the essence of her character and focuses on the positive aspects. It's just as encouraging and inspiring for an adult as it is for a child. What's great about these stories is that they're not just for girls. In this story, for example, Alicia Alonso's husband was a ballet dancer as well. That's so cool for boys and girls to see, I think.At the end of the book there is some information about ballet, a few techniques and prompts to immerse the (young) reader into the world of this art. The book beautifully accompanies the episode on theGoodnight Stories for Rebel Girls podcast, episode read by Yuan Yuan Tan, a prima ballerina with the San Francisco Ballet.Disclaimer: I received a free e-book copy from the publisher via Net Galley. All thoughts expressed in these reviews are mine.
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  • michelle
    January 1, 1970
    *Thank you to #NetGalley and Rebel Girls for a chance to read the digital ARC of this book. All opinions are my own.This is a great book, and great series, about the determination that Alicia Alonso had in becoming a well-known ballerina. Born in 1920 in Cuba, ballet was not the cultural norm, but Alicia knew from a young age that she wanted to be a ballerina. Her first big role was as Giselle and the descriptions of the ballet are truly wonderful. Her family figured it was a passing phase, but *Thank you to #NetGalley and Rebel Girls for a chance to read the digital ARC of this book. All opinions are my own.This is a great book, and great series, about the determination that Alicia Alonso had in becoming a well-known ballerina. Born in 1920 in Cuba, ballet was not the cultural norm, but Alicia knew from a young age that she wanted to be a ballerina. Her first big role was as Giselle and the descriptions of the ballet are truly wonderful. Her family figured it was a passing phase, but ballet was her life. That was something that was not accepted by most, especially not her family. But Alicia followed her heart and stayed with ballet.Even more than her family not supporting her at first, when Alicia was 19 she found that she had a detached retina and was going blind. That still didn't stop her from dancing. She had to find ways to make it work and was loved enough by her fellow dancers that they helped make it possible.Rebel Girl stories are really great tools to let kids know of women who wouldn't back down from a challenge and lived their own perfect lives. They are written just right for the 8-12 crowd that they are intended for.
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  • Vanessa
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Rebel Girls for the ARC!This novel is based on the life of Alicia Alonso, one of the most wonderful ballerinas from Cuba. People could see how talented she was since childhood, but her life wasn't easy. At some point, it seemed like she would never be able to dance again after losing her sight. How could she dance without seeing the stage? But her love for the dance was bigger than her fear. She practiced a lot and never gave up on her dream. And by doing that, she was able to help oth Thanks to Rebel Girls for the ARC!This novel is based on the life of Alicia Alonso, one of the most wonderful ballerinas from Cuba. People could see how talented she was since childhood, but her life wasn't easy. At some point, it seemed like she would never be able to dance again after losing her sight. How could she dance without seeing the stage? But her love for the dance was bigger than her fear. She practiced a lot and never gave up on her dream. And by doing that, she was able to help others too.The Rebel Girls books are intended for children, but I always read them when I have the chance. They always bring inspiring, positive messages. I love how they tell stories about women from all around the world, exploring the different aspects of our cultures and presenting them to the children. For example, some words from "Alicia Alonso takes the take" were written in Spanish.And also, the illustrations are absolutely beautiful.
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  • BookmarksandBookshelves
    January 1, 1970
    As always, I adore these Rebel Girl stories and support their aim's of uplifting women's stories across the globe.I think these books are fantastic across the ages - I'm always learning something new (and embarrassingly, often have never heard of the female protagonist). But by young readers are learning alongside me, so we can discuss everything together.The text of this book is aimed at an upper primary/middle grade reading age, although some younger reader's would be fine. Chapters are only a As always, I adore these Rebel Girl stories and support their aim's of uplifting women's stories across the globe.I think these books are fantastic across the ages - I'm always learning something new (and embarrassingly, often have never heard of the female protagonist). But by young readers are learning alongside me, so we can discuss everything together.The text of this book is aimed at an upper primary/middle grade reading age, although some younger reader's would be fine. Chapters are only a few pages long and are always accompanied by bright illustrations.Alicia Alonso's story is a fascinating look at passion and dedication. What an amazing life and legacy. Another wonderful addition to this series.
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  • kb
    January 1, 1970
    This is my second book from this series by Rebel Girls (the first one was my Book 11!), and their biographies never fail to leave me in awe. It tells the story of Alicia Alonso, a partially blind Cuban ballerina who didn't let her disability or her parents' hesitance get in the way of her dreams. The language is simple and engaging, the art as always beautiful. To be honest, I think I'm falling in love with this book series bec it keeps introducing me to new - at least to me - female game change This is my second book from this series by Rebel Girls (the first one was my Book 11!), and their biographies never fail to leave me in awe. It tells the story of Alicia Alonso, a partially blind Cuban ballerina who didn't let her disability or her parents' hesitance get in the way of her dreams. The language is simple and engaging, the art as always beautiful. To be honest, I think I'm falling in love with this book series bec it keeps introducing me to new - at least to me - female game changers and role models ♀️ thanks, NetGalley, for often approving my requests for ARCs!Everything I read in 2020 here :)
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  • Beulah Jenifer
    January 1, 1970
    Never give up - this statement is so true to Alicia Alonso. When the world's against you, even when your body gives up, your soul doesn't give up on the one true love. That true love was the dance to Alicia. She loved to dance, and dance loved her back to become a world-famous ballet dancer.Alicia Alonso's life is for all who dream and work hard for that dream. No matter the obstacles, you win with your hope.Thank you, Rebel Girls, for this astonishing book.Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage, is a qu Never give up - this statement is so true to Alicia Alonso. When the world's against you, even when your body gives up, your soul doesn't give up on the one true love. That true love was the dance to Alicia. She loved to dance, and dance loved her back to become a world-famous ballet dancer.Alicia Alonso's life is for all who dream and work hard for that dream. No matter the obstacles, you win with your hope.Thank you, Rebel Girls, for this astonishing book.Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage, is a quick, easy read filled with beautiful illustrations. It also contains fun, engaging extra content and activities. I loved reading it so much and will always cherish it in my heart.
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  • Petra
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This Rebel Girls book follows Alicia Alonso as she overcomes obstacles - from her family's disapproval to a career-ruining health condition - to become a world-famous ballerina, choreographer and dance teacher.The book follows Alonso's life story quite well - although the time jumps are somewhat confusing at times - and the illustrations accompanying the text are absolutely lovely. The language is clear and age-a I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This Rebel Girls book follows Alicia Alonso as she overcomes obstacles - from her family's disapproval to a career-ruining health condition - to become a world-famous ballerina, choreographer and dance teacher.The book follows Alonso's life story quite well - although the time jumps are somewhat confusing at times - and the illustrations accompanying the text are absolutely lovely. The language is clear and age-appropriate but doesn't shy away from more technical terms in the areas of dance and theatre. All in all, an inspiring true story for middle graders.
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  • Majeed Sukaina
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed Alicia Alonso in the rebel girls series the characters illustration are vibrant and have beautiful vibrant colours which bring life in the characters in Alicia Alonso s life. Out of rebel girls series part this story is my favourite and tells us the story in such a simple language that you just can't leave the book. The book is light and emotional which makes you realise the power of Alicia Alonso s story. A book which is colourful and takes you on a journey of a rebel girl which is un I enjoyed Alicia Alonso in the rebel girls series the characters illustration are vibrant and have beautiful vibrant colours which bring life in the characters in Alicia Alonso s life. Out of rebel girls series part this story is my favourite and tells us the story in such a simple language that you just can't leave the book. The book is light and emotional which makes you realise the power of Alicia Alonso s story. A book which is colourful and takes you on a journey of a rebel girl which is unforgettable.
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  • Georgia Fourie
    January 1, 1970
    As someone who has spent parts of my professional life in the world of ballet, I am always looking to expand my arts education and share it, and this book would be a welcome addition to the library of any young person with an interest in dance. Alicia Alonso was an extraordinary woman and Rebel Girls has done a stellar job of telling her story with realism and sensitivity. I will absolutely be recommending this book and look forward to what's next from Rebel Girls!Thank you for the advance copy As someone who has spent parts of my professional life in the world of ballet, I am always looking to expand my arts education and share it, and this book would be a welcome addition to the library of any young person with an interest in dance. Alicia Alonso was an extraordinary woman and Rebel Girls has done a stellar job of telling her story with realism and sensitivity. I will absolutely be recommending this book and look forward to what's next from Rebel Girls!Thank you for the advance copy of this book, to both NetGalley and Rebel Girls.
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  • Jaclyn Hillis
    January 1, 1970
    I love the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls books, and I think these illustrated novels will be a fun addition to those stories. This was a quick, light read, and also very informative. I think they hit on all the important parts of Alicia's life, and I can see how she will be a role model for many girls and boys that are interested in dance. Thank you, NetGalley and Rebel Girls, for an advanced readers copy in exchange for my honest review!
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  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    A wonderful book that introduces readers the life and work of ballerina Alicia Alonso. It is written in an accessible, engaging style that is well-suited for younger readers, and accompanied by colorful illustrations. It imparts an encouraging message about pursuing your passion, and included are some fun exercises that relate to the story. This is one book within a series, and I really loved the format - I think these books would have been something I really enjoyed when I was younger!
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  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    Alicia Fonso Takes the Stage is a middle grade novel about Alicia who dreams of being a dancer. It was a quick fun book to read and anything is possible. I would have like the story to flow a little bit better.Thank you #netgalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Amanda Karsh
    January 1, 1970
    It is difficult to find true inspirational stories of real women with disabilities. I loved the little learn the movement sections. Alonso is a truly inspirational woman that everyone should know about.
  • Sally
    January 1, 1970
    I always loved ballet stories growing up (and still do now), so this was a lovely read - a true story, of Alicia's journey from dancing around her living room in Cuba, to dancing on stage in New York City, and the problems with her eye health which nearly put all her dreams to rest.
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  • Tasnim
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC.Alicia Alonso Takes The Stage was about Alicia's journey in becoming a professional ballerina. Every step of her life was nicely documented in the book. I enjoyed reading it. It was inspiring.
  • Octopodey
    January 1, 1970
    This is another great entry to the Rebel Girls series of chapter books. Alicia Alonso is an inspiring dancer that persevered in the face of many challenges. Her story is told in an accessible way and with fun illustrations. As always, thank you, Rebel Girls!I received an electronic ARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Anouk♡
    January 1, 1970
    *Thank you to NetGalley and Rebel Girls for a chance to read an ARC of this book for free, in exchange for an honest review.*★★★½ I want to start by saying that I really appreciate Rebel Girls for sharing the stories of these incredibly inspiring women. In this case, Alicia Alonso is a great example to young children, especially those aspiring to become professional dancers! This book teaches to never give up, which is something many children might need to hear.This is a middle grade book, which *Thank you to NetGalley and Rebel Girls for a chance to read an ARC of this book for free, in exchange for an honest review.*★★★½ I want to start by saying that I really appreciate Rebel Girls for sharing the stories of these incredibly inspiring women. In this case, Alicia Alonso is a great example to young children, especially those aspiring to become professional dancers! This book teaches to never give up, which is something many children might need to hear.This is a middle grade book, which means the aim is children between 8 and 12. The writing definitely seems more fit for kids around the age of 8. It’s written very playful and almost child-like (in a good way) and really managed to bring across the personality of Alicia. It’s short and simple, which makes this a quick read even for children who aren’t all that competent at reading.One thing that bothered me immensely were the abrupt transitions. They were very awkward and were a bit distracting. It might be biographical or historical but it’s still for children. I can imagine them getting either confused or bored with, as an example, the quick shift between little Alicia and her pretty much being an adult. I would love to see a novel about her life with a bit more plot, reading like general children’s fiction. Something that’s more suited for children who like to read actual stories.Aside from that, it was such a fun book! The writer surely seems to know what they’re writing about with all the terminology implemented. And the illustrations! The illustrations made reading Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage even better! The images were so happy and colourful, it sucks you even more into the story. The activities at the end was a great idea too! If young me, who was very fond of dancing as well, had her hands on this book, she would try each and every activity!Overall, I would recommend this book to young children who love to dance and just can’t shut up about their passion for it. Alicia could be the role model they need. I sure know I would buy this book if I ever have children!#NetGalley #RebelGirlsSeries
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  • Roshni D'Souza
    January 1, 1970
    Such a brilliant little book! Alicia Alonso had a memorable mention in the first volume of "Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls". This book is on similar lines but instead of a hurried one-page snippet, it depicts Alicia's dreams, her hard work, her struggles with her vision and her determination to overcome the problems. I admired how she wished to be seen as a dancer and not as a blind dancer. Her life is inspiring to every little girl out there who wishes to be in a career that is not considere Such a brilliant little book! Alicia Alonso had a memorable mention in the first volume of "Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls". This book is on similar lines but instead of a hurried one-page snippet, it depicts Alicia's dreams, her hard work, her struggles with her vision and her determination to overcome the problems. I admired how she wished to be seen as a dancer and not as a blind dancer. Her life is inspiring to every little girl out there who wishes to be in a career that is not considered "appropriate" by the family. Highly recommended, like every other book in the Rebel Girls series.Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest opinion.*********************************Join me on the Facebook group, " Readers Forever! ", for more reviews and other book-related discussions and fun.
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  • Libros Happy Sany
    January 1, 1970
    Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage forma parte de una colección de libros que nos acercan de una forma muy bonita y amena, a la vida de mujeres que han marcado un antes y un después en la historia.Aunque está pensado para animar a las niñas a que sean lo que ellas quieran ser sin que su sexo suponga un obstáculo en su desarrollo personal, creo que es un libro muy recomendable para todo tipo de público tanto por su contenido como por su formato.Reseña completa en: https://libroshappy.org/alicia-alonso Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage forma parte de una colección de libros que nos acercan de una forma muy bonita y amena, a la vida de mujeres que han marcado un antes y un después en la historia.Aunque está pensado para animar a las niñas a que sean lo que ellas quieran ser sin que su sexo suponga un obstáculo en su desarrollo personal, creo que es un libro muy recomendable para todo tipo de público tanto por su contenido como por su formato.Reseña completa en: https://libroshappy.org/alicia-alonso...
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