Life in Motion

An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition

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Publisher Description

A bestselling and prize-winning memoir by African-American ballerina Misty Copeland, Life in Motion is the vividly told story of her journey to the world-class American Ballet Theatre—and delves into the harrowing family conflicts that nearly drove her away from ballet as a thirteen-year-old prodigy.

Determination meets dance in this New York Times bestselling memoir by the history-making ballerina Misty Copeland, recounting the story of her journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. When she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, 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.

With an insider’s passion, Misty opens a window into the life of an artist who lives life center stage, from behind the scenes at her first classes to her triumphant roles in some of the world’s most iconic ballets. A sensational memoir as “sensitive” and “clear-eyed” (The Washington Post) as her dancing, Life in Motion is a story of passion, identity and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2016
December 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Aladdin
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
15.6
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 3-7

Customer Reviews

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Great book

This was a great book really inspiring! Misty Copeland is now one of my favorite ballerinas and I loved seeing her in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms! You go girl!

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