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Pura Belpré Honor winner Anika Aldamuy Denise (Planting Stories) and New York Times bestselling illustrator Leo Espinosa (Islandborn) tell the story of Rita Moreno, the Puerto Rican superstar best known for her Oscar-winning performance in the original West Side Story film, in this gorgeous picture book biography.

When young Rosita moved from Puerto Rico to the mainland United States, she didn't know what to expect--but she knew she loved to sing and dance. Working to overcome the language barrier and bullying she experienced in a strange new country, Rita eventually made her way to Hollywood with a dream to be a star. There, she fought to be seen and heard and eventually reached the pinnacle of success, landing her iconic role in West Side Story and, finally, winning her groundbreaking Oscar.

Brought to life by Leo Espinosa's bold and vibrant illustrations and Anika Aldamuy Denise's lyrical text, this gorgeous tribute to the life and career of the first Latinx person to have earned an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award will inspire little dreamers everywhere. (HarperCollins)

Multiple award-winning author Anika Aldamuy Denise writes stories that tickle her funny bone, tug her heartstrings, feed her curiosity, and celebrate her bicultural Puerto Rican/ Italian American heritage. She is the author of ten picture books including the Pura Belpré-honor winning Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré and the forthcoming A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer! In addition to writing, she is mentor for Las Musas and LatinxPitch. Raised in Queens, New York, she now lives with her husband and three daughters in Rhode Island. To find out more about Anika’s books, visit her website anikadenise.com.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 11:00am
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A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062877703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - November 3rd, 2020

Una niña llamada Rosita: La Historia de Rita Moreno: iActriz, Cantante, Bailarina, Pionera! A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer! (Spanish edition) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781400212224
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins Espanol - November 3rd, 2020

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062748683
Availability: We Can Order This For You
Published: HarperCollins - January 15th, 2019

The Love Letter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062741578
Availability: We Can Order This For You
Published: HarperCollins - October 8th, 2019

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