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Maria Tallchief: Prima Ballerina

Maria Tallchief: Prima Ballerina

Maria Tallchief: Prima Ballerina

Maria Tallchief: Prima Ballerina

Maria Tallchief: Prima Ballerina

Maria Tallchief: Prima Ballerina

Maria Tallchief: Prima Ballerina

Biography (nonfiction), 991 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 900L
Multilevel Book also available in levels O and U

Ballet is very popular all around the world, but in the mid-twentieth century, the best ballerinas were only from Europe. One Native American woman changed all that. Maria Tallchief: Prima Ballerina tells the story of Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief, the first American ballerina to become an internationally renowned principal ballet dancer. The story of an interesting woman and beautiful photographs will keep students engaged in this biography while also giving them a chance to summarize the text and determine the authors' point of view. The book and lesson are also available for levels O and U.