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SKU B-194727

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

Product specification details
SKU B-194727
Place of Publication New York, United States
Publisher Random House Inc
Year of Publication 2015
Number of Pages 42
Illustrations Yes
Cover Paperback
Format Medium
Language English
ISBN 9780385755153
Series Step Into Reading
Dimensions 6x9" (155 x 231 mm)
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 Stars, Good 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.