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!
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 magazine. You can also listen to Patty every morning in Los Angeles on the On Air with Ryan Seacrest nationally syndicated radio show. 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.
Citlali Reyes, born and raised in Mexico, loved to doodle as a child. It was after studying architecture that she was drawn toward the enchanting world of illustration and chose to become an illustrator full-time. Citlali enjoys telling stories through pictures, and her work is strongly influenced by the culture and vibrant colors of her country. She has partnered with Lil’ Libros to illustrate more than 15 popular bilingual picture books for children in their board book collection.