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, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780399166150
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Myers, Christopher


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Mar 27, 2020

Ballerina Misty Copeland makes her children’s book debut in this poetic, heartwarming book of encouragement. Christopher Myers’ captivating and colorful illustrations enhance Copeland's inspirational words and bring them to life. This book is a must-have for any aspiring young ballerina or anyone who needs a reminder that their heroes are human too.

Aug 30, 2019

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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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