Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Maria Tallchief!
In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Christine Day, readers learn about the amazing life of Maria Tallchief--and how she persisted
Maria Tallchief loved to dance, but was told that she might need to change her Osage name to one that sounded more Russian to make it as a professional ballerina. She refused, and worked hard at dancing her best, becoming America's first prima ballerina. Many famous American ballets were created for Maria!
Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Maria Tallchief's footsteps and make a difference!
And don’t miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted! Praise for She Persisted: Maria Tallchief:
"A rich, clear picture of how one iconic Native dancer persisted." --Publishers Weekly
"Inspiringly shows how Maria Tallchief persisted and made her dreams come true." --Kirkus Reviews
(Upper Skagit) (bychristineday.com) grew up in Seattle, nestled between the sea, the mountains, and the pages of her favorite books. Her debut novel, I Can Make This Promise
, was a best book of the year from Kirkus Reviews
, School Library Journal
, NPR, and the Chicago Public Library, as well as a Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book and an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book. Her second novel is titled The Sea in Winter
. Christine lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @bychristineday.Chelsea Clinton
is the author of the #1 New York Times
bestseller She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
; She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History
; She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game
; Don't Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe
; It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
; Start Now!: You Can Make a Difference
; with Hillary Clinton, Grandma's Gardens
and Gutsy Women
; and, with Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?
She is also the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives, including those that help empower the next generation of leaders. She lives in New York City with her husband, Marc, their children and their dog, Soren. You can follow Chelsea Clinton on Twitter @ChelseaClinton or on Facebook at facebook.com/chelseaclinton.Gillian Flint
(gillianflint.com) is an illustrator who has a passion for painting in watercolors. She has been drawing and creating characters for as long as she can remember. Her work has been published in the USA, the UK and Australia. In her spare time she enjoys reading and gardening at her home in the UK. You can follow her on Instagram @gillianflint_illustration.Alexandra Boiger
(alexandraboiger.com) has illustrated nearly twenty picture books, including the She Persisted series by by Chelsea Clinton; the popular Tallulah series by Marilyn Singer; and the Max and Marla books, which she also wrote. Originally from Munich, Germany, she now lives outside of San Francisco, California, with her husband, Andrea; daughter, Vanessa; and two cats, Luiso and Winter. You can follow Alexandra on Instagram @alexandra_boiger.