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Ballerina dreams : from orphan to dancer / by Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince ; illustrated by Frank Morrison.

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C.H. Booth Library - Newtown J B DEPRINCE (Text to phone) 34014132923344 Juvenile Biography Available -
Guilford Smith Library - South Windham JB DEPRINCE (Text to phone) 34059129801078 Juvenile Biography Available -
Hall Memorial Library - Ellington JB/DEPRINCE (Text to phone) 34037143257196 Juvenile Biography Available -
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield EASY 92 DEPRINCE (Text to phone) 32518137592393 Easy Checked out 10/20/2020
Lebanon Elementary School 792.80 DEP (Text to phone) 33431142734662 Nonfiction Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding JNF 792.809 DeP (Text to phone) 33620128462005 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield JE DEP (Text to phone) 36123139958357 Juvenile Easy Available -
Plumb Memorial Library - Shelton jB DEPRINCE (Text to phone) 34025140544336 Juvenile Biography Available -
Ridgefield Library ACTIVITIES Dance J792.8 D (Text to phone) 34010131610627 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Seymour Public Library JB DEPRINCE, DEPR (Text to phone) 34043138606785 Juvenile Biography Available -
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General Note: Text in English.
Accelerated Reader Grades K-4 4.1 0.5 SD Quiz 170098 English non-fiction.
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.1 0.5 170098.
Summary, etc.: "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."--Amazon.com.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader Grades K-4 4.1 0.5 SD Quiz 170098 English non-fiction.
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.1 0.5 170098.
Language Note:
Text in English.
Subject: DePrince, Michaela
DePrince, Michaela
Ballet dancers Sierra Leone Biography Juvenile literature
Ballet dancers United States Biography Juvenile literature
Orphans Sierra Leone Biography Juvenile literature
Ballet dancers
Orphans
African Americans Biography
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.
Literature.

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 9780385755153
Ballerina Dreams: from Orphan to Dancer (Step into Reading, Step 4)
Ballerina Dreams: from Orphan to Dancer (Step into Reading, Step 4)
by DePrince, Michaela; Morrison, Frank (Illustrator); Deprince, Elaine
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Ballerina Dreams: from Orphan to Dancer (Step into Reading, Step 4)

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In this entry in the Step into Reading series, DePrince tells an inspirational story of her plight as an orphan in Sierra Leone and her dream of becoming a ballerina. A photograph of a ballerina inspires her when she is very young, and after being adopted by American parents, she is given ballet lessons. In the photographs and art, enthusiasm for ballet is apparent as the young dancer learns the positions and the accompanying French words (with pronunciations). By the book's conclusion, Michaela has achieved her dream. She won the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis scholarship at the American Ballet Theater in New York, starred in the documentary First Position, and is now a dancer at the Dance Theatre of Harlem and with the Dutch National Ballet. An endnote also introduces the coauthor and Michaela's adoptive mother, Elaine, who raised sons before adopting daughters from West Africa.--Edmundson, Martha Copyright 2014 Booklist

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9780385755153
Ballerina Dreams: from Orphan to Dancer (Step into Reading, Step 4)
Ballerina Dreams: from Orphan to Dancer (Step into Reading, Step 4)
by DePrince, Michaela; Morrison, Frank (Illustrator); Deprince, Elaine
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Ballerina Dreams: from Orphan to Dancer (Step into Reading, Step 4)

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Gr 1-3-This series excels at giving advancing readers challenges while building on the vocabulary learned earlier, and this title about a young orphan from war-torn Sierra Leone who follows her dream of becoming a ballerina is no exception. Michaela dePrince describes how she was sent to an orphanage after her parents died. Later, she and the other girls at her orphanage left the country for the United States, where an American couple adopted both Michaela and her best friend, Mia. Michaela's adoptive mother (Elaine dePrince, the coauthor) arranged for the girl to take ballet lessons, and she was an eager student. After years of training, her dream came true, and she became a professional ballerina. This exciting, accessible tale includes large text, with a pronunciation guide for the ballet terms, such as barre or port de bras, and simple drawings to depict dance positions. A good balance between text and the painterly illustrations will draw readers in. Actual photos of Michaela and her family were included as well. An engaging story of triumph, ideal for novice readers.- Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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