Who Is Maria Tallchief? - Catherine Gourley, Val Taylor
I found this through my library's website and before reading this, I had never heard of Maria Tallchief. She was the first American Prima Ballerina. Maria was born on the Osage Reservation in Oklahoma to a fullblood Osage father and a Scot-Irish mother. Maria fell in love with dance at a young when she attended her first Powwow. Maria and her sister began their dancing careers by performing at county fairs and rodeos. Through hard work and determination, Maria made her dream come true of being a Ballerina. She performed in front of the king and queen of Sweden and even met a president. The book was easy to read and had a lot of information. I thought it was really good and is definitely a great introduction of this inspiring woman. I plan on reading her biography in the near future.