by Misty Copeland, Illustrated by Christopher Myers
- 1 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Coretta Scott King Award Winning Book 2015
- Ezra Jack Keats Award Winning, or Honored, Book
Publication Date: Sep 04, 2014
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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.
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