Firebird : ballerina Misty Copeland shows a young girl how to dance like the firebird

by Copeland, Misty,

Format: Print Book 2014
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Summary
In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird.

Lyrical and affecting text paired with bold, striking illustrations that are some of Caldecott Honoree Christopher Myers's best work, makes Firebird perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This vibrant picture book creates a conversation between two African American dancers, a girl who aspires to become a ballerina and American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland. Keenly aware of her shortcomings as a dancer, the girl admires Copeland, saying, you are the sky and clouds and air / your feet are swift as sunlight, while describing herself in these words: Me? I'm gray as rain / heavy as naptime, low as a storm pressing on rooftops. Copeland answers by looking back to her own beginnings as a girl learning her craft during countless hard, sweaty hours of practice. Throughout the poetic text, she offers encouragement and inspiration to the aspiring ballerina. Myers contributes a series of dynamic illustrations. Combining painted, printed, and photographed elements, these collages make fine use of color and texture. In an author's note, Copeland comments on her discovery of ballet, her appreciation of the women who mentored her, and her hope of empowering others to feel that they can achieve their goals. An inspirational picture book for children daunted by the gap between their dream and their reality. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Copeland's adult memoir, Life in Motion (2014), has become a New York Times best-seller, so there will be built-in interest for her children's book debut.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Copeland is the only black dancer presently performing as a soloist with the American Ballet Theater. Her childhood in poverty and the fact that she didn't take up ballet until she was 13 make her acutely aware of the way fame and achievement can seem distant to children whose parents can't offer them support. "Darling child," she writes, "don't you know/ you're just where I started." Scenes of an older dancer guiding a young student ("you will soar/ become a swan, a beauty, a firebird for sure") reinforce the feeling that Copeland is speaking directly to readers, providing young dancers with guidance and a sense of what is possible: "I was a dancer just like you/ a dreaming shooting star of a girl/ with work and worlds ahead." Myers (H.O.R.S.E.) paints portrait after portrait of Copeland dancing, placing the images against collages of colored paper whose curves, sunbursts, and radiating rays echo the rhythms of the dancers' movements. While the book's "Firebird" references are not explained (the Prokofiev ballet is Copeland's signature role), it doesn't keep the book from making a strong impact. Ages 5-8. Author's agent: Steve Troha, Folio Literary Management. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Copeland, Misty -- Juvenile fiction.
Copeland, Misty -- Fiction.
Ballet dancing -- Juvenile fiction.
Dance -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Ballet dancing -- Fiction.
Dance -- Fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2014
Other Titles Firebird
Contributors Myers, Christopher, illustrator.
Language English
Awards Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2015
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm
ISBN 9780399166150
0399166157
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