On Sale Date: November 16, 2021
ISBN 9780593115817, 0593115813
Paperback | 80 pages


Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds—including Maria Tallchief!

Maria Tallchief loved to dance, but was told that she might need to change her Osage name to one that sounded more Russian to make it as a professional ballerina. She refused, and worked hard at dancing her best, becoming America’s first prima ballerina. Many famous American ballets were created for Maria!

In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Christine Day, readers learn about the amazing life of Maria Tallchief—and how she persisted. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton!

Series Overview: January 2021: Harriet Tubman February 2021: Claudette Colvin March 2021: Sally Ride April 2021: Virginia Apgar May 2021: Nellie Bly June 2021: Sonia Sotomayor July 2021: Florence Griffith Joyner August 2021: Ruby Bridges September 2021: Clara Lemlich October 2021: Margaret Chase Smith November 2021: Maria Tallchief December 2021: Helen Keller & Oprah Winfrey

She Persisted: Maria Tallchief by Christine Day

SKU: 9780593115817