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CHRONICLE BOOKS, San Francisco, 2018
A book about Alice Guy- Blachè. Written by Mara Rockliff

Named to the WSRA Picture This! 2020 List
Selected for the Capitol Choices 2019 List
Selected for the Bank Streeet Best Picturebook of the year 2019 list, 5-9 category
Named to the NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2019 list
Selected for the 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List
Selected for Mighty Girl Best Books of the Year 2018, Ages 6-8
Named as Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year 2018

“In Alice Guy-Blaché, Rockliff finds that holy grail of picture book biographies—a well-documented life of a fascinating woman who has been overlooked.” –Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Ciraolo cleverly folds early movie elements into her illustrations: title cards introduce the different chapters of Alice’s life; sequenced frames resemble movie stills; and the light from a projector cuts through an inkblack page. Film history rolls alongside Alice’s career, moving from silent pictures to “talkies” to the rise of Hollywood, which ultimately shuttered Alice’s own New York studio. Young readers will (..) undoubtedly be inspired by her moxie.” -Booklist

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