Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Step Into Reading, Step 4)
by Michaela and Elaine Deprince
Publication Date: Oct 14, 2014
List Price: $3.99
Format: Paperback, 48 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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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.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts
- Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Performing Arts / Dance
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Readers / Beginner