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Dancing hands : how Teresa Carreño played the piano for President Lincoln

Engle, Margarita (author.). López, Rafael, 1961- (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781481487412 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 148148740X
  • ISBN: 9781481487405
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2019]

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General Note: Pura Belpre Illustrator winner, 2020
Summary, etc.: Looks at the life and accomplishments of Teresa Carreño, one of the most famous pianist who, by age nine, performed for President Abraham Lincoln at the White House.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
Awards Note:
Pura Belpre Illustrator winner, 2020
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865
Pianists United states Biography
Carreño, Teresa 1853-1917

Margarita Engle was the 2017¬&;2019 National Young People&;s Poet Laureate, and received the 2019 NSK Neustadt Prize. She is the Cuban American author of many verse novels, including Your Heart, My Sky; With a Star in My Hand; The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor winner; and The Lightning Dreamer, a PEN Literary Award for Young Adult Literature winner. Her verse memoirs include Soaring Earth and Enchanted Air, which received the Pura Belpré Award, a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor, and was a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction, among others. Her picture book Drum Dream Girl received the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Margarita was born in Los Angeles, but developed a deep attachment to her mother&;s homeland during childhood summers with relatives. She continues to visit Cuba as often as she can. Visit her at

Rafael López was born and raised in Mexico, a place that has always influenced the vivid colors and shapes in his artwork. He now creates community-based mural projects around the world and illustrates acclaimed children&;s books including The Day You Begin, Bravo!, Drum Dream Girl,  We&;ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands, Book Fiesta!, and Dancing Hands. Rafael divides his time between Mexico and California. Visit him at

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