Life in motion : an unlikely ballerina

by Copeland, Misty,

Format: Print Book 2016
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Summary
A bestselling and prize-winning memoir by African-American ballerina Misty Copeland, Life in Motion is the vividly told story of her journey to the world-class American Ballet Theatre--and delves into the harrowing family conflicts that nearly drove her away from ballet as a thirteen-year-old prodigy.

Determination meets dance in this New York Times bestselling memoir by the history-making ballerina Misty Copeland, recounting the story of her journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. When she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged, and anxious thirteen-year-old to become one of America's most groundbreaking dancers . A true prodigy, she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life, she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind.

With an insider's passion, Misty opens a window into the life of an artist who lives life center stage, from behind the scenes at her first classes to her triumphant roles in some of the world's most iconic ballets. A sensational memoir as "sensitive" and "clear-eyed" ( The Washington Post ) as her dancing, Life in Motion is a story of passion, identity and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Copeland brings her adult memoir to a middle-grade audience with this young readers edition. Much of the nation has been captured by her power and grace as a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), an incredible accomplishment made all the more notable because she's the first African American to hold the position. The challenges of being a person of color in the traditionally white classical ballet world occupy much of the book, but just as resonant are the personal stories she tells of growing up with little money in an unstable home. Even with amazing natural ability and the perfect ballerina's body, Copeland still had to work unbelievably hard to achieve her dream of joining the ABT, and the descriptions of hours-long rehearsals and painful injuries drive this home. Devoted to equal opportunities within the arts, the petite ballerina continues to make a sizable impact both on and off the stage. Dancers in particular will be drawn to Copeland's story, but everyone will be inspired by her soaring spirit, caring heart, and fierce determination.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Copeland, Misty.
Ballet dancers -- United States -- Biography.
Ballerinas -- United States -- Biography.
African American dancers -- Biography.
Ballet dancers.
Ballerinas.
Biographies.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition Young Readers edition, First Aladdin hardcover edition.
Contributors Colbert, Brandy, author.
Language English
Description 186 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781481479806
1481479806
9781481479790
1481479792
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