Juvenile Fiction

Ballerina Dreams

Author: Michaela DePrince

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 659

One windy day, a magazine blew down the road. I reached out and caught it. A pretty picture of a woman was on the front cover of the magazine. She wore a short pink dress that stuck out around her in a circle. She looked very happy. At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted by a family and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true. She has been dancing ever since, and after a spell as a principal dancer in New York, now dances for the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam. Beautifully and gently illustrated by Ella Okstad, Ballerina Dreams is the younger-reader edition of Michaela DePrince's highly moving memoir, Hope in a Ballet Shoe.
Ballerinas

Ballerina Dreams

Author: Michaela DePrince

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Ballerinas

Page: 80

View: 1000

Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted for a younger audience, this younger-reader edition of Michaela DePrince's memoir, Hope in a Ballet Shoe, is sure to capture your heart.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Ballerina Dreams

Author: Lauren Thompson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 513

True story of five little girls with cerebral palsy or other physical disabilities who were determined to become ballerinas.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Ballerina Dreams

Author: Diana White

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page:

View: 587

Diana White recounts how her dream of becoming a ballerina came true from her first dance class at age four to her work with the New York City Ballet.
Juvenile Fiction

Katarina Ballerina

Author: Tiler Peck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 458

A young girl lives out her big ballerina dreams in this graceful start to a new series from New York City Ballet principal dancer and international prima ballerina Tiler Peck and Broadway and television actor Kyle Harris. Ten-year-old Katarina is a New York City girl through and through, but the buzz of the city drives her to feel that she is meant for more than her ordinary day to day routine. Her big dream? To become a prima ballerina. With the help of a few new friends, Katarina finally puts on her first pair of ballet shoes and she’s more than determined to make it work. But her feet don’t quite move the way she would like them to, the twirls and spins make her dizzy, and her classmates aren’t exactly welcoming. When the head of the dance studio announces that there will be a competition to earn a spot in an upcoming international dance camp, Katarina knows this could be her big chance to make her dancer dreams come true. Does this tiny dancer have what it takes to stand out in the ballet world of blending in?
Ballet dancers

Taking Flight

Author: Michaela DePrince

Publisher: Ember

ISBN:

Category: Ballet dancers

Page: 249

View: 826

"Originally published in hardcover in slightly different form in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, New York, in 2014"--Title page verso.
Juvenile Fiction

A Dance Like Starlight

Author: Kristy Dempsey

Publisher: Philomel Books

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 219

A young girl growing up in Harlem in the 1950s, whose mother cleans and stitches costumes for a ballet company, dreams of becoming a prima ballerina one day, and is thrilled to see a performance of Janet Collins, the first "colored" prima ballerina.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Step Into Reading, Step 4)

Author: Michaela DePrince

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 229

Perfect for newly independent readers—discover the amazing life of one of America’s top ballerinas, Michaela DePrince, whose story is soon to be told in a major motion picture directed by Madonna. At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted by a family and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and quickly decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true. She has been dancing ever since and is now a principal dancer in New York City and has been featured in the ballet documentary First Position, as well as Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, and Oprah magazine. Young readers will love learning about this inspiring ballerina in this uplifting and informative leveled reader. This Step 4 Step into Reading book is for newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.
Biography & Autobiography

Swan Dive

Author: Georgina Pazcoguin

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 731

"Don't expect just tulle and toe shoes. In this fascinating insider's tale, NYCB dancer Pazcoguin reveals her world. . . . A striking debut." —People Award-winning New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, aka the Rogue Ballerina, gives readers a backstage tour of the real world of elite ballet—the gritty, hilarious, sometimes shocking truth you don’t see from the orchestra circle. In this love letter to the art of dance and the sport that has been her livelihood, NYCB’s first Asian American female soloist Georgina Pazcoguin lays bare her unfiltered story of leaving small-town Pennsylvania for New York City and training amid the unique demands of being a hybrid professional athlete/artist, all before finishing high school. She pitches us into the fascinating, whirling shoes of dancers in one of the most revered ballet companies in the world with an unapologetic sense of humor about the cutthroat, survival-of-the-fittest mentality at NYCB. Some swan dives are literal: even in the ballet, there are plenty of face-plants, backstage fights, late-night parties, and raucous company bonding sessions. Rocked by scandal in the wake of the #MeToo movement, NYCB sits at an inflection point, inching toward progress in a strictly traditional culture, and Pazcoguin doesn’t shy away from ballet’s dark side. She continues to be one of the few dancers openly speaking up against the sexual harassment, mental abuse, and racism that in the past went unrecognized or was tacitly accepted as par for the course—all of which she has painfully experienced firsthand. Tying together Pazcoguin’s fight for equality in the ballet with her infectious and deeply moving passion for her craft, Swan Dive is a page-turning, one-of-a-kind account that guarantees you'll never view a ballerina or a ballet the same way again.
Ballet

Poppy's Secret Wish

Author: Ann Bryant

Publisher: Usborne Books

ISBN:

Category: Ballet

Page: 106

View: 963

Poppy loves, loves, loves ballet. Her greatest wish is to be a ballerina. But her secret wish is that Miss Caralie will choose her to do the exam with her best friend, Jasmine. Poppy's trying so hard in class, but the butterflies are shooting around inside her. Suddenly, the door bangs open and in crashes the new girl, Rose. Will Poppy get her secret wish now?
Auditions

Dancing with the Stars

Author: Ann Bryant

Publisher: Usborne Books

ISBN:

Category: Auditions

Page: 107

View: 204

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Juvenile Nonfiction

If I Were a Ballerina

Author: Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 867

"If I were a ballerina, I would wear pointe shoes. I would stretch my legs and leap across the stage! Dream big, and see what fun it is to be a ballerina."

Ballerina Dreams

Author: Omi Kech

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 110

View: 132

Dance teacher quote notebook show your love and it is the teacher appreciation gift notebook. It would make a great gift for that dance teacher that is always there for you, loves you and encourages you to keep improving your dance skills. Great for any occasion where gifts that provoke laughter are appropriate. High quality binding perfect size "6 x 9" 109 High quality binding, beautiful glossy finish looks. PERFECT gift under $10
Juvenile Fiction

Someday Dancer

Author: Sarah Rubin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 140

A ballerina tale with a thoroughly modern twist!Casey Quinn has got more grace in her pinkie toe than all those prissy ballet-school girls put together, even if you'd never guess it from the looks of her too-long legs and dirty high-top sneakers. It's 1959, and freckle-faced Casey lives in the red-dust countryside of South Carolina. She's a farm girl: Her family can't afford ballet lessons. But Casey's dream is to dance in New York City. And if anyone tries to stand in her way, she's going to pirouette and jeté right over them! Casey's got the grit, and Casey's got the grace: Is that enough to make it in Manhattan someday? Or might the Big Apple have something even better in mind? When she meets a visionary choreographer she calls "Miss Martha," Casey's ballerina dream takes a thoroughly, thrillingly modern twist!
Juvenile Fiction

Vampirina Ballerina

Author: Anne Marie Pace

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 501

Oh, to be a ballerina! It's a challenge for any little girl, but even more so if you happen to be a vampire like Vampirina. First of all, you have to find a class that meets at night. Then you have to figure out how to perfect your form when you can't see yourself in the mirror? And then there's wearing pink (not the most flattering of colors if you happen to be undead) and that nagging urge to take a little nip out of the other dancers. And worse of all... STAGE FRIGHT!!!
Juvenile Nonfiction

Ballerina Dreams

Author: Lauren Thompson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 681

True story of five little girls with cerebral palsy or other physical disabilities who were determined to become ballerinas.
Biography & Autobiography

Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Author: Michaela DePrince

Publisher: Faber & Faber Children's Books

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 381

Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnessed atrocities that no child ever should. Her father was killed by rebels and her mother died of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela was mistreated and saw the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. Then Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple, and Michaela begins to take dance lessons. But life in the States isn't without difficulties. Unfortunately, tragedy can find its way to Michaela in America, too, and her past can feel like it's haunting her. The world of ballet is a racist one, and Michaela has to fight for a place amongst the ballet elite, hearing the words 'America's not ready for a black girl ballerina.' And yet . . . Today, Michaela DePrince is an international ballet star, dancing for The Dutch National Ballet at the age of nineteen. This is a heart-breaking, inspiring autobiography by a teenager who shows us that, beyond everything, there is always hope for a better future.
Juvenile Fiction

Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina

Author: Donald Jacobsen

Publisher: Three Sunshines

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 22

View: 528

Join Celestina in a fun, heartwarming, and inspiring story about overcoming adversity and following your dreams! Celestina is a bold and brilliant little girl that wants to shoot for the moon! But, she's bullied by kids and adults for her daring dream. An unfamiliar, yet friendly face shows up with an inspiring idea. Will Celestina abandon her astral ambition, or will she become the next rising star? Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina is an inspiring, beautifully-illustrated story that teaches kids about the importance of holding onto their hopes and dreams, and challenges children to re-think gender roles in the workforce. "Well," said Miss Stella, "it's time that you soar. Trade in your ballet shoes for the rocket's roar. Dream your dreams and never give in. You are never too young or too old to begin." Benefits: Inspires girls (and boys!) to picture themselves in STEM careers Promotes gender diversity and positivity Builds confidence in young readers ages 2-7 with simple vocabularies Bonus: Free audiobook Printable coloring and activity pages Grab this book today to teach your kids gender positivity and to empower them to pursue their dreams!
Ballet

Jasmine's Lucky Star

Author: Ann Bryant

Publisher: Usborne Books

ISBN:

Category: Ballet

Page: 112

View: 456

Jasmine is a young dancer who wants to become a professional ballerina, but her father wants her to give up ballet to concentrate on her schoolwork. Will she change his mind by being the star perfomer in Miss Coralie's show?
Juvenile Nonfiction

Brave Ballerina

Author: Michelle Meadows

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 471

A lyrical picture book biography of Janet Collins, the first African American principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House. Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. Janet pursued dance with a passion, despite being rejected from discriminatory dance schools. When she was accepted into the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as a teenager on the condition that she paint her skin white for performances, Janet refused. She continued to go after her dreams, never compromising her values along the way. From her early childhood lessons to the height of her success as the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, Brave Ballerina is the story of a remarkable pioneer as told by Michelle Meadows, with fantastic illustrations from Ebony Glenn.