Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows A Young Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird

Book - 2014
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American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2014
ISBN: 9780399166150
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cop
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Myers, Christopher


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Misty Copeland, the first African American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, inspires a young girl, and girls everywhere, that she can do anything with hard work and perseverance. (Real Life)

Join Misty Copeland as she inspires girls to follow their dream, no matter how difficult it might seem.

Misty Copeland reminds a young ballet student that she has strength within herself to become a skilled dancer.

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BklynKalliopiM Feb 02, 2015

Beautiful book and story - for readers including and other than ballet and dance lovers. Winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, 2015.

jmbedel Nov 03, 2014

Beautifully illustrated with a warm message. Highly recommended.

mvkramer Sep 24, 2014

The message of the book is good, but for a subject so visual and powerfully kinetic as ballet, the book felt a bit static and blah.


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