The Russian artists Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky were popular in their time: Stravinsky for music, Nijinsky for dance. When their radical new ballet, The Rite of Spring
, was first performed in Paris, there were fistfights and riots! Brilliant or disastrous, the performance marked the birth of modern music and dance.
CHILDREN 781.556 S918 2013
Tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America - the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Sarg, T. 2011
Introduces young readers to Diego as a young, mischievous boy who demonstrated a clear passion for art and then went on to become one of the most famous painters in the world.
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Rivera, D. 2011
After many years of retirement, an old Kamishibai man - a Japanese street performer who tells stories - decides to make his rounds once more even though such entertainment declined after the advent of television.
PICTURE BOOK Say, A.
An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, and whose life and career encouraged social change.
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Anderson, M. 2002
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In this verse novel, daydreaming becomes an escape for Gabby once her parents started arguing with each other. With the help of a new teacher, those daydreams begin to turn into words.
CHILDREN FICTION Grimes, N.