The Life Of Evelyn Cisneros: La Vida de Evelyn Cisneros (Lil' Libros Bilingual English/Spanish)

by Patty Rodriguez (Author) Citlali Reyes (Illustrator)

The Life Of Evelyn Cisneros: La Vida de Evelyn Cisneros (Lil' Libros Bilingual English/Spanish)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Lil' Libros

Introduce little ones to the life of the acclaimed Mexican-American ballerina, Evelyn Cisneros, most known for twirling her way through a ballet career at the San Francisco Ballet, in both English and Spanish!Plié, tendu, pirouette!Evelyn Cisneros, the first Mexican-American prima ballerina in the United States, takes center stage in her iconic tutu and satin ballet slippers. Despite growing up shy, this ballerina managed to overcome her anxiety and fall in love with the beautiful art of ballet. She'll dance her way through years at the beloved, renowned San Francisco Ballet. Your little one will have the same conviction as Evelyn!

Parents will find this biography book on Evelyn Cisneros inspirational to their little one dreaming of using dance as an outlet and as a tool to stand tall!

Introduce a los más pequeños a la vida de la aclamada bailarina mexicoamericana, Evelyn Cisneros, mejor conocida por su carrera de ballet en el Ballet de San Francisco, ¡tanto en inglés como en español! ¡Plié, tendu, pirueta! Evelyn Cisneros, la primera Primera bailarina mexicana-estadounidense en los Estados Unidos, toma el centro del escenario con su icónico tutú y zapatillas de ballet de raso. A pesar de crecer tímida, esta bailarina logró superar su ansiedad y enamorarse del hermoso arte del ballet. Bailará durante años en el amado y renombrado Ballet de San Francisco. ¡Tu pequeña tendrá la misma convicción que Evelyn!

¡Los padres encontrarán este libro biográfico sobre Evelyn Cisneros inspirador para sus pequeños que sueñan con usar el baile como una salida y una herramienta para mantenerse erguidos!

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Patty Rodriguez

Patty Rodriguez is the cofounder of Lil' Libros, a publisher of bilingual children's books, and coauthor of more than 15 books celebrating the Latino-American experience in this country. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, and Rolling Stone. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Ariana Stein is the cofounder of Lil' Libros, a Los Angeles-based publisher that celebrates bilingualism and Latin American culture. Since 2014, she has coauthored a variety of first concept children's books. She has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, CNN, KTLA, and more.

Ana Godinez is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she studied English literature and fine arts. She lends her artistic hand as graphic designer for several companies and organizations in Los Angeles, working to create projects that include branding, websites, social media campaigns, murals, and commissioned abstract paintings. Today, Ana is the creative director of Akash Winery & Vineyard and lead designer at Lil' Libros. Her newest and most challenging project is tackling the illustrations of Vámonos, a new travel series by Lil' Libros that takes readers on a ride through the sights and sounds of Latin American. When Ana is not glued to her computer, she's out looking for inspiration through traveling, walking her dog, and looking for food. You can see her latest adventures on Instagram @anaeats.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Lil' Libros
Publication date
August 20, 2021
Lil' Libros
BISAC categories
JNF007050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
JNF020030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Foreign Language Study | Spanish
JNF039020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Performing Arts | Dance
Library of Congress categories
Spanish language materials
Board books
Ballet dancers
Bailarines de ballet
Cisneros, Evelyn

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