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

By Monica Encarnacion, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Beautiful historical picture book has stunning art.

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This historical story reads like a beautiful poem. Author Margarita Engle's elaborate descriptions and rich metaphors transport the reader back in time. The vibrant and stunning illustrations also help draw the reader into Teresa's life, her music, and the historical events of the time period. Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played for President Lincoln is a great story to share with young readers, especially those who may need a little inspiration or be uncertain of how their unique talents can have great impact on others.

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