Life in motion an unlikely ballerina

by Copeland, Misty,

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Summary
Misty Copeland describes her life, ballet training, and becoming the only African American soloist at the American Ballet Theatre.
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
Ballett
Biography & Autobiography
Reference
Juvenile Nonfiction
Performing Arts
Electronic books.
Biography.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Aladdin2016
2016
Contributors Jones, Charisse, author.
OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Adult
1040
Language English
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ISBN 9781481479813
1481479814
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