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

Overview

Perfect for newly independent readers—the amazing true story of Michaela DePrince, one of America’s top ballerinas.
 
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 ...

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Overview

Perfect for newly independent readers—the amazing true story of Michaela DePrince, one of America’s top ballerinas.
 
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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An engaging story of triumph, ideal for novice readers." —School Library Journal

"A title sure to attract ballet aficionados, with added appeal for its depiction of an adoptive family and a ballerina who just happens to be black."—Kirkus Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385755153
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 10/14/2014
  • Series: Step into Reading Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 847,078
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Michaela DePrince graduated from the American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis school in New York, and is a dancer with the Dutch National Ballet. She travels between Amsterdam and New York City, where she lives with her family.

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