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Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins
by Michelle Meadows, Illustrated by Ebony Glenn

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    List Price: $17.99
    Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9781250127730
    Imprint: Henry Holt & Company
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Parent Company: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck
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    Book Description:

    A lyrical picture book biography of Janet Collins, the first African American principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House.

    Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. Janet pursued dance with a passion, despite being rejected from discriminatory dance schools. When she was accepted into the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as a teenager on the condition that she paint her skin white for performances, Janet refused. She continued to go after her dreams, never compromising her values along the way. From her early childhood lessons to the height of her success as the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, Brave Ballerina is the story of a remarkable pioneer as told by Michelle Meadows, with fantastic illustrations from Ebony Glenn.



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