Ballerina Dreams

Ballerina Dreams Author Michaela Deprince
ISBN-10 9780385755153
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 42
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The author traces her rise from orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone to one of America's most accomplished ballerinas, discussing her adoption, training, and performances.



Ballerina Dreams From Orphan to Dancer Step Into Reading Step 4

Ballerina Dreams  From Orphan to Dancer  Step Into Reading  Step 4 Author Michaela DePrince
ISBN-10 9780385755177
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 48
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Perfect for newly independent readers—the amazing true story of Michaela DePrince, one of America’s top ballerinas. At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted by a family and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and quickly decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true. She has been dancing ever since and is now a principal dancer in New York City and has been featured in the ballet documentary First Position, as well as Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, and Oprah magazine. Young readers will love learning about this inspiring ballerina in this uplifting and informative leveled reader. This Step 4 Step into Reading book is for newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.



Ballerina Dreams

Ballerina Dreams Author Michaela Deprince
ISBN-10 0385755163
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 42
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The author traces her rise from orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone to one of America's most accomplished ballerinas, discussing her adoption, training, and performances.



Ballerina Dreams

Ballerina Dreams Author Michaela Deprince
ISBN-10 9780385755153
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 42
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The author traces her rise from orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone to one of America's most accomplished ballerinas, discussing her adoption, training, and performances.



Taking Flight From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Taking Flight  From War Orphan to Star Ballerina Author Michaela DePrince
ISBN-10 9780385755139
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 256
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The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce’s Lemonade and as a principal in a major American dance company. "Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration!” —Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancer Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life. At the age of four, Michaela was adopted by an American family, who encouraged her love of dancing and enrolled her in classes. She went on to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre and is now the youngest principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has appeared in the ballet documentary First Position, as well as on Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, and Nightline. In this engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir, Michaela shares her dramatic journey from an orphan in West Africa to becoming one of ballet’s most exciting rising stars. “A story of great courage that all women—young and old—should read.” —Tina Brown From the Hardcover edition.



Malala A Hero for All

Malala  A Hero for All Author Shana Corey
ISBN-10 9780553537635
Release 2016-01-12
Pages 48
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This Step 4 Biography Reader shares the inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Even as a young girl in Pakistan, Malala spoke up about the importance of girls’ education, via speeches and a blog. Since the Taliban regime was intent on denying girls an education and silencing anyone who disagreed with their laws, this was very dangerous. Malala was shot, but she survived the attack and it did not silence her. In fact, she spoke at the United Nations on her sixteenth birthday, just nine months after she was shot. Malala’s resolve has only magnified her voice, delivering her message of human rights to millions of people. Step 4 Readers use challenging vocabulary and short paragraphs to tell exciting stories. For newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.



First Kids

First Kids Author Kathryn Gibbs Davis
ISBN-10 9780375822186
Release 2009
Pages 48
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Discusses what life is like in the White House and presents anecdotes about the children of presidents Lincoln, Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Coolidge, Kennedy, and Clinton.



Arthur and the School Pet

Arthur and the School Pet Author Marc Tolon Brown
ISBN-10 0375910018
Release 2003-01-28
Pages 24
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Arthur's sister D.W. volunteers to take care of the class gerbil, Speedy, during Christmas vacation and finds that he is difficult to keep track of. Simultaneous.



Firebird

Firebird Author Misty Copeland
ISBN-10 9780698171626
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 40
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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. From the Hardcover edition.



Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Hope in a Ballet Shoe Author Michaela DePrince
ISBN-10 9780571314485
Release 2014-12-30
Pages 288
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple and Michaela begins to take dance lessons. But life in the States isn't without difficulties. Unfortunately, tragedy can find its way to Michaela in America, too, and her past can feel like it's haunting her. The world of ballet is a racist one, and Michaela has to fight for a place amongst the ballet elite, hearing the words 'America's not ready for a black girl ballerina.' And yet . . . Today, Michaela DePrince is an international ballet star, dancing for The Dutch National Ballet at the age of nineteen. This is a heart-breaking, inspiring autobiography by a teenager who shows us that, beyond everything, there is always hope for a better future.



Helen Keller

Helen Keller Author Johanna Hurwitz
ISBN-10 9780307556684
Release 2010-05-26
Pages 48
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When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level. From the Hardcover edition.



Beautiful Ballerina

Beautiful Ballerina Author Marilyn Nelson
ISBN-10 0545089204
Release 2009
Pages 32
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Poetry and illustrations celebrate the beauty and grace of young African-American ballerinas.



Basketball s Greatest Players

Basketball s Greatest Players Author S. A. Kramer
ISBN-10 9780553533958
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 48
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Whose hands were so big he held the basketball like a grapefruit? Which center singlehandedly changed the way defense was played? From Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, young hoops fans can read about eleven legendary players in this exciting look at basketball's greatest slam-dunking, hoop-hanging superstars.



Tut s Mummy

Tut s Mummy Author Judy Donnelly
ISBN-10 9780385374620
Release 2013-09-25
Pages 48
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Illus. in full color with black-and-white & full-color photos. "Beginning with the death of Tutankhamen, the book moves forward to archaeologist Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb. Information about ancient Egyptian life is interspersed in a clear, smooth fashion throughout. A good way to get readers into non-fiction."--Booklist.



The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost

The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost Author Geoffrey Hayes
ISBN-10 0394872207
Release 1985
Pages 48
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Otto and his Uncle Tooth track down the pirate ghost terrorizing Boogle Bay.



Life in Motion

Life in Motion Author Misty Copeland
ISBN-10 9780751565645
Release 2017-03-09
Pages 312
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When Misty Copeland first placed her hands on the ballet barre at an after-school community centre, 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. In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland tells the story of her historic journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. With an insider's passion, Misty opens a window into the life of an artist who lives life centre stage, from behind the scenes at her first classes to her triumphant roles in some of the world's most iconic ballets. Life in Motion is a story of passion, identity and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.



Someday Dancer

Someday Dancer Author Sarah Rubin
ISBN-10 9780545491945
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 256
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A ballerina tale with a thoroughly modern twist! Casey Quinn has got more grace in her pinkie toe than all those prissy ballet-school girls put together, even if you'd never guess it from the looks of her too-long legs and dirty high-top sneakers. It's 1959, and freckle-faced Casey lives in the red-dust countryside of South Carolina. She's a farm girl: Her family can't afford ballet lessons. But Casey's dream is to dance in New York City. And if anyone tries to stand in her way, she's going to pirouette and jeté right over them! Casey's got the grit, and Casey's got the grace: Is that enough to make it in Manhattan someday? Or might the Big Apple have something even better in mind? When she meets a visionary choreographer she calls "Miss Martha," Casey's ballerina dream takes a thoroughly, thrillingly modern twist!