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Téo's Tutu

Téo's Tutu

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Author: Maryann Jacob Macias

Illustrated by Alea Marley

ISBN: 9781984815521

Tags: Black and Queer, POC and Queer, Children's

Recommended for Ages 3-5

This story of a boy’s first ballet recital celebrates gender-creativity, the joy of dance, and being yourself

An American Library Association 2023 Rainbow Book
A 2022 Notable Social Studies Trade Book

Téo loves to dance, whether it’s the cumbia with Papí, the bhangra with Amma, or ballet class with Miss Lila. He also loves the way his tutu makes him feel, inside and out. But when it comes time to decide which outfit to wear in the big dance recital–a sparkly tutu or shimmering silver pants–Téo wonders if being his most authentic self on stage will put him too much in the spotlight.

* “This lyrical book bursts with sincerity without ever feeling preachy or forced…A gender-affirming picture book with a lovable, indomitable star.” –Kirkus, starred review

“Written with poise and grace, Macias’s gentle story is filled with warmth from the joys of self-expression and calm assurance found in loving support.” –School Library Journal

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