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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

Written by Margarita Engle & illustrated by Rafael López
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Aug 27, 2019
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As a little girl, Teresa Carreño 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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Who Wrote Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

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Margarita Engle

<b>Margarita Engle</b> is a Cuban American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. She is the author of young adult nonfiction books and novels in verse including <i>The Surrender Tree</i>, a Newbery Honor Book, <i>The Poet Slave of Cuba</i>, <i>Hurricane Dancers</i>, <i>The Firefly Letters</i>, and <i>Tropical Secrets</i>. She lives in northern California.

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Rafael López

Rafael López won Pura Belpré medals for <i>Drum Dream Girl</i> and <i>Book Fiesta</i>, and has also received three Pura Belpré honors, two Américas Book Awards, and the 2017 Tomás Rivera Children’s Book Award and Society of Illustrators Original Art Silver Medal. His work has been featured in <i>Communication Arts</i>, <i>American Illustration Annual</i>, <i>Graphic Design USA</i> and <i>Huffington Post</i>. He’s a founder of San Diego’s Urban Art Trail movement, created seven US Postal Stamps, and created official posters for the ‘08 and ‘12 Obama-Biden campaigns.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781481487405
Publication Date:
August 27, 2019
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
1109830980
ASIN/ISBN 10:
148148740X

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