A Dance Like Starlight

Author: Kristy Dempsey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698152913
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A story of little ballerinas with big dreams. Little ballerinas have big dreams. Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams don’t always come true—they take a lot of work and a lot of hope. And sometimes hope is hard to come by. But the first African-American prima ballerina, Janet Collins, did make her dreams come true. And those dreams inspired ballerinas everywhere, showing them that the color of their skin couldn’t stop them from becoming a star. In a lyrical tale as beautiful as a dance en pointe, Kristy Dempsey and Floyd Cooper tell the story of one little ballerina who was inspired by Janet Collins to make her own dreams come true.

A Dance Like Starlight

Author: Kristy Dempsey
Publisher: Philomel Books
ISBN: 9780399252846
Format: PDF, Docs
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A young girl growing up in Harlem in the 1950s, whose mother cleans and stitches costumes for a ballet company, dreams of becoming a prima ballerina one day, and is thrilled to see a performance of Janet Collins, the first "colored" prima ballerina.

Beautiful Ballerina

Author: Marilyn Nelson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780545089203
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Poetry and illustrations celebrate the beauty and grace of young African-American ballerinas.

Firebird

Author: Misty Copeland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698171624
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Mini Racer

Author: Kristy Dempsey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619635097
Format: PDF
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Ready, steady, green light, go! Mini Racer won't go slow. Twelve little vehicles are lined up and ready to race. With speed bumps to jump and corners to round, who will take the lead? The winner just might surprise you. This rhyming text is filled with onomatopoeia sure to tickle the funny bones of little readers. Beep, beep! Watch out as they race to turn the pages and follow each animal's themed story. And the chase doesn't end with the last screech; little ones will beg to read it over again to discover all of the details in the art. Mini Racer is a must-have for story time!

Ballerina Dreams

Author: Michaela Deprince
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385755155
Format: PDF, ePub
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The author traces her rise from orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone to one of America's most accomplished ballerinas, discussing her adoption, training, and performances.

The Liberation of Gabriel King

Author: K. L. Going
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101657537
Format: PDF, ePub
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Gabriel King is afraid of everything: spiders, the rope swing over the lake, andmost of all, going to fifth grade. Frita Wilson, his best friend, decides Gabriel needs some liberating from his fears, so they make a list and plan to tackle each one. But one of the reasons Frita is so determined to help Gabe is that she needs his help too. Hollowell, Georgia in 1976 isn't exactly the most integrated place, and Frita's the only black student in school in a town with an active Ku Klux Klan.

Going Places

Author: Peter H. Reynolds
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442466081
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rafael has looked forward to the Going Places contest and builds his go-cart from a kit in record time, but his neighbor, Maya, has a much more interesting and creative idea for her entry and Rafael decides to help.

The Shadow Prince

Author: Bree Despain
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
ISBN: 1606844067
Format: PDF
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Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, has been sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead. Posing as a student at Olympus Hills High—a haven for children of the rich and famous—Haden must single out the one girl rumored to be able to restore immortality to his race. Daphne Raines has dreams much bigger than her tiny southern Utah town, so when her rock star dad suddenly reappears, offering her full tuition to Olympus Hills High's prestigious music program, she sees an opportunity to catch the break she needs to make it as a singer. But upon moving into her estranged father's mansion in California, and attending her glamorous new school, Daphne soon realizes she isn't the only student in Olympus who doesn't quite belong. Haden and Daphne—destined for each other—know nothing of the true stakes their fated courtship entails. As war between the gods brews, the teenagers' lives collide. But Daphne won't be wooed easily, and when it seems their prophesied link could happen, Haden realizes something he never intended—he's fallen in love. Now to save themselves, Haden and Daphne must rewrite their destinies. But as their destinies change, so do the fates of both their worlds. A pulsating romance of epic proportions, Bree Despain's The Shadow Prince will leave her fans breathless for the next book in the Into The Dark series.