A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer!
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.
Age Level: 6-9
Book Series: Celebrating Women's History: Latina Trailblazers Music and Rhyme: Hispanic Heritage Dance: Hispanic Heritage Immigrant Stories: A New Home Puerto Rican Stories: Stories for All Ages Migration Stories: Hispanic Heritage