Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan To Dancer (step Into Reading, Step 4) by Michaela DeprinceBallerina Dreams: From Orphan To Dancer (step Into Reading, Step 4) by Michaela Deprince

Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan To Dancer (step Into Reading, Step 4)

byMichaela Deprince, Elaine DeprinceIllustratorFrank Morrison

Paperback | October 14, 2014

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Perfect for newly independent readers—discover the amazing life of one of America’s top ballerinas, Michaela DePrince, whose story is soon to be told in a major motion picture directed by Madonna.
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, as well as Dancing with the StarsGood Morning America, and Oprah magazine.
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 graduated from the American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis school in New York, and is a dancer with the Dutch National Ballet. She travels between Amsterdam and New York City, where she lives with her family.
Title:Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan To Dancer (step Into Reading, Step 4)Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.17 inPublished:October 14, 2014Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385755155

ISBN - 13:9780385755153


Editorial Reviews

"An engaging story of triumph, ideal for novice readers." —School Library Journal

"A title sure to attract ballet aficionados, with added appeal for its depiction of an adoptive family and a ballerina who just happens to be black."--Kirkus Reviews