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Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer

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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.

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. Michaela DePrince's incredible true story is also told for older readers in Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.

For more stories of girls and women in dance and the arts, visit our Creative Arts section.

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Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 9
Author Michaela DePrince, Elaine Deprince
Illustrator Frank Morrison
ISBN 0385755155
Publication Date Oct 14, 2014
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
Series Name Step Into Reading
Language English