Lights! Camera! Alice!
The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker
Illustrated by Simona Ciraolo
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2019
Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year 2019
Capitol Choices 2019
Chicago Public Library Best Books 2018
Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List 2019
Wisconsin State Reading Association "Picture This" Recommendation List 2020
A Mighty Girl Best Books of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Selection
“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
"Subtly STEM, fun, and beautiful to look at, this take on Alice
Guy-Blanché’s life encourages kids to engage with cutting-edge
to innovate in new fields."
Library Journal *STARRED REVIEW
“Young readers will… undoubtedly be inspired by her moxie.” —Booklist
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She made movies—some of the very first movies, and some of the most
Blow up a pirate ship? Why not?
Crawl into a tiger's cage? Of course!
Leap off a bridge onto a real speeding train? It will be easy!
Driven by her passion for storytelling, Alice saw a potential for film
that others had not seen before, allowing her to develop new
narratives, new camera angles, new techniques, and to surprise her
audiences again and again. With daring and vision, Alice Guy-Blaché
introduced the world to a thrilling frontier of imagination and
adventure, and became one of filmmaking's first and greatest
innovators. Mara Rockliff tells the story of a girl who grew up loving
stories and became an acclaimed storyteller and an inspiration in her