Ready to fly : how Sylvia Townsend became the bookmobile ballerina
|Format:||Print Book 2020|
|Availability:||Available at 11 Libraries 12 of 14 copies|
Lyrical, inspiring, and affecting text paired with bright, appealing illustrations make Ready to Fly perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere who are ready to leap and to spread their wings!
Ready to Fly is the true story of Sylvia Townsend, an African American girl who falls in love with ballet after seeing Swan Lake on TV. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share at home or in the classroom.
Although there aren't many ballet schools that will accept a girl like Sylvia in the 1950s, her local bookmobile provides another possibility. A librarian helps Sylvia find a book about ballet and the determined seven-year-old, with the help of her new books, starts teaching herself the basics of classical ballet.
Soon Sylvia learns how to fly--how to dance--and how to dare to dream.
Includes a foreword from Sylvia Townsend, a brief history of the bookmobile, an author's note, and a further reading list.
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Townsend, Sylvia Robertson,
-- Juvenile literature.
Ballet dancers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Ballerinas -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American dancers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| New York :2020
Gibson, Jessica (Illustrator), illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Includes bibliographical references.