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Taking Flight From War Orphan To Star Ballerina


Author : Michaela DePrince
language : en
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date : 2014-10-14


Download Taking Flight From War Orphan To Star Ballerina written by Michaela DePrince and has been published by Knopf Books for Young Readers this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2014-10-14 with Young Adult Nonfiction categories.


The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce’s Lemonade and as a principal in a major American dance company. "Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration!” —Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancer Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life. At the age of four, Michaela was adopted by an American family, who encouraged her love of dancing and enrolled her in classes. She went on to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre and is now the youngest principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has appeared in the ballet documentary First Position, as well as on Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, and Nightline. In this engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir, Michaela shares her dramatic journey from an orphan in West Africa to becoming one of ballet’s most exciting rising stars. “A story of great courage that all women—young and old—should read.” —Tina Brown From the Hardcover edition.

Taking Flight


Author : Michaela Deprince
language : en
Publisher: Ember
Release Date : 2016-01-19


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Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life. In this engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir, Michaela shares her dramatic journey from an orphan in West Africa to becoming one of ballet’s most exciting rising stars.

Taking Flight


Author : Michaela Deprince
language : en
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date : 2014-10-14


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"The memoir of Michaela DePrince, who lived the first few years of her live in war-torn Sierra Leone until being adopted by an American Family. Now seventeen, she is one of the premiere ballerinas in the United States"--

Ballerina Dreams


Author : Michaela Deprince
language : en
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date : 2014-10-14


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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.

Taking Flight


Author : Michaela Deprince
language : en
Publisher: Ember
Release Date : 2016-01-19


Download Taking Flight written by Michaela Deprince and has been published by Ember this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2016-01-19 with Juvenile Nonfiction categories.


Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life. In this engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir, Michaela shares her dramatic journey from an orphan in West Africa to becoming one of ballet’s most exciting rising stars.

Hope In A Ballet Shoe


Author : Michaela DePrince
language : en
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date : 2014-12-30


Download Hope In A Ballet Shoe written by Michaela DePrince and has been published by Faber & Faber this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2014-12-30 with Juvenile Nonfiction categories.


Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple and Michaela begins to take dance lessons. But life in the States isn't without difficulties. Unfortunately, tragedy can find its way to Michaela in America, too, and her past can feel like it's haunting her. The world of ballet is a racist one, and Michaela has to fight for a place amongst the ballet elite, hearing the words 'America's not ready for a black girl ballerina.' And yet . . . Today, Michaela DePrince is an international ballet star, dancing for The Dutch National Ballet at the age of nineteen. This is a heart-breaking, inspiring autobiography by a teenager who shows us that, beyond everything, there is always hope for a better future.

Life In Motion


Author : Misty Copeland
language : en
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date : 2017-03-09


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When Misty Copeland first placed her hands on the ballet barre at an after-school community centre, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged and anxious thirteen-year-old to become one of America's most groundbreaking dancers. A true prodigy, she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life, she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind. In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland tells the story of her historic journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. With an insider's passion, Misty opens a window into the life of an artist who lives life centre stage, from behind the scenes at her first classes to her triumphant roles in some of the world's most iconic ballets. Life in Motion is a story of passion, identity and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.