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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreno Played The Piano For President Lincoln

ISBN-10: 148148740X
ISBN-13: 9781481487405
Author: Engle, Margarita
Illustrated by: Lopez, Rafael
Interest Level: P-3
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: August 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 40


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Interest Level

Grades P-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading: P
Lexile: NC1260L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

Description
In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael Lopez tell the story of Teresa Carreno, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln. As a little girl, Teresa Carreno loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writing her own songs and performing in grand cathedrals. Then a revolution in Venezuela forced her family to flee to the United States. Teresa felt lonely in this unfamiliar place, where few of the people she met spoke Spanish. Worst of all, there was fighting in her new home, too-the Civil War. Still, Teresa kept playing, and soon she grew famous as the talented Piano Girl who could play anything from a folk song to a sonata. So famous, in fact, that President Abraham Lincoln wanted her to play at the White House! Yet with the country torn apart by war, could Teresa's music bring comfort to those who needed it most?
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