Téo’s Tutu is a picture book about Téo, who 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.
Make this dinner-time Read-Aloud a family event. Bring your food and enjoy the reading from the comfort of your home!
If you’d like to pick up your own copy of Teo’s Tutu to have in hand to read along, Maryann suggests checking out some of her favorite independent bookstores: Café Con Libros, Mil Mundos, and Books of Wonder. Get it from your own local bookshop via IndieBound. Both Amazon and Bookshop also carry the book online.
Critical Praise for Téo’s Tutu
Kirkus Reviews wrote “This lyrical book bursts with sincerity without ever feeling preachy or forced…A gender-affirming picture book with a lovable, indomitable star.”
School Library Journal said, “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.”
About the Author
Maryann Jacob Macias is a graduate of the City College of New York, CUNY and the Solstice MFA Program. Her debut children’s picture book, Téo’s Tutu, was named an Amazon Best Book of 2021 for 3-5 year olds.
Multiple-award winning author Jacqueline Woodson said of Maryann’s work: “What an exciting and thoughtful new voice to welcome into the world of young people’s literature. As her former teacher and present friend, I am thrilled to support all that she creates.”
Follow Maryann on Instagram @mjm_writes!
PFLAG NYC Virtual Read-Aloud of Téo’s Tutu with Maryann Jacob Macias
January 18, 2022 — from 6 to 6:45 p.m. EST
Zoom Meeting Online — Link provided to those who register.