Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition
Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland.
As the first African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has been breaking down all kinds of barriers in the world of dance. But when she first started dancing—at the late age of thirteen—no one would have guessed the shy, underprivileged girl would one day make history in her field.
Her road to excellence was not easy—a chaotic home life, with several siblings and a single mother, was a stark contrast to the control and comfort she found on stage. And when her home life and incredible dance promise begin to clash, Misty had to learn to stand up for herself and navigate a complex relationship with her mother, while pursuing her ballet dreams.
Life in Motion is a story for all the kids who dare to be different, dream bigger, and want to break stereotypes in whatever they do.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ASKelmore - LibraryThing
Best for: Those who enjoy a good memoir; those who enjoy a story about someone rising to the pinnacle in their artistic field. In a nutshell: Misty Copeland tells the story of her life, from living in ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mirikayla - LibraryThing
3.5 stars, if I could. Well written and interesting from two angles: illuminating the ballet world and telling the story of a poor black girl who grew up to excel in an elite, super-white culture. You ... Read full review