Dancer

Mass Market Paperback | January 29, 2001

byLorri Hewett

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A powerful story about being black in the ballet world.

Ballet is the most important thing in Stephanie's life. Her good-girl reputation, her humiliation about her father's job--everything disappears for those brief, amazing moments when she is in flight. But the reailty of dance is tough, and Stephanie's parents fear that she doesn't realize the most painful obstacle of all: how few opportunities there are for black ballerinas. Then the remarkable Miss Winnie and her talented nephew, Vance, show up in ballet class one day. And as Miss Winnie focuses her attention on Vance and Stephanie's success, Stephanie begins to discover a very different kind of love . . . and a different understanding of what's important.

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A powerful story about being black in the ballet world.Ballet is the most important thing in Stephanie's life. Her good-girl reputation, her humiliation about her father's job--everything disappears for those brief, amazing moments when she is in flight. But the reailty of dance is tough, and Stephanie's parents fear that she doesn't r...

Lorri Hewett, a graduate of Emory University, completed the manuscripts for nine novels while she was still in high school. Her published works include Dancer, Soulfire, and Lives of Our Own. She lives in Decatur, Georgia.
Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.02 × 4.31 × 0.6 inPublished:January 29, 2001Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141310855

ISBN - 13:9780141310855

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Recommendation This magnificent book with an African American protagonist, Stephanie, really touched me deep down. The author, Lorri Hewett, used wonderful imagery and implied many cases of Show Don't Tell . Her impeccable exactitude and knowledge of dance and its precise terminologies were exciting to read. I devoured this book in only a few days and then I reread it again right upon completing my first read. Any and everyone wishing to read a touching, inspirational, motivating, empowering book about a teenager overcoming adversity while discovering her true identity amongst a snowflake city should definitely pick up this book. It's a keeper!
Date published: 2002-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Dancer's Dream For children who love ballet and like a nice story this is for you. It is about a black ballet dancer named Stephanie who wants to be dancer when she grows up.
Date published: 2001-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dancer by lorri huwett I am only 12 but i found this book excillent if you like to dance. This book almost made me get up and dance as I read. I really enjoyed this book and hope that many people who have read this book enjoyed it to.
Date published: 2001-03-24