Beautiful ballerina

by Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB j 792.8 NE
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction j GV1787.5.N45 2009
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
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CLP - Homewood Children's Non-Fiction Collection j GV1787.5.N45 2009
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j GV1787.5.N45 2009
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CLP - Sheraden Children's Non-Fiction Collection j GV1787.5.N45 2009
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Easy E SPO NEL
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 792.8 Nel
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 792.8 N33
Location  Northland Public Library
 
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j 792.8 NEL
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 792.8 NEL 2009
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Summary
Beautiful ballerina, you areslender,straight-legged,high-arched,symmetrical...Beautiful ballerina,You are the dance.In this celebration of ballet's splendor, lush photographs and a poetic narrative put readers center stagewith young ballerinas from the Dance Theatre of Harlem. The minimal text balances the harmony of thephotos and demonstrates the joy of movement--inviting bravissimos and encores at each reading.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Beautiful ballerina, / you are the dance. In this pared-down picture book, multi-award-winning Nelson's moving poem, addressed directly to young dancers, makes a harmonious match with Kuklin's expressive photos of real-life students at the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Each spread combines rhythmic lines with a photo of a young ballerina in motion, highlighted against the emptiness of a colored background. Nelson is clearly speaking to African Americans: The Ancestors have / produced a swan. / You wear the slaves' genes / with nobility. / You dance the dreams / of generations gone. And her closing line feels like an incantation for young black artists: Dance all of the people free. But children won't need to be black, or female, or even dancers to find inspiration in the graceful words and in the pictures of the focused, joyful, and wholly engaged young African American ballerinas. Final notes about the Dance Theatre of Harlem and short biographies of the girls who appear in the pages close this celebratory title.--Engberg, Gillian Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Ballet -- Juvenile literature.
Ballet.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Press,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
ISBN 9780545089203
0545089204
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