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Imagine You're a Ballerina (Imagine This!)…

Imagine You're a Ballerina (Imagine This!)

by Meg Clibbon

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Now, this one just strikes me as very odd right from the start. All of the other books were historical and/or fantasy themed. I can easily categorize pirates, princesses, and knights with wizards, fairies and mermaids. But ballerina? I mean, that's a real thing. That's nothing but a real thing. I don't remember reading any fairy tales or folk stories about ballerinas. (Though there is at least one fantasy anime, but that's beside the point.)Basically, here's one Imagine You're A... book where you actually _could_ be it. If you're A) A Girl. B) Have the right body type. C) Are able-bodied. B is specifically stated. C is something I added, assuming it's implied.As for A, being a girl, there is one paragraph about male dancers. They have to be strong. But of course male dancers aren't 'ballerinas', so mostly the book is not about them.It teaches you first position, etc, and terms like plie' and briefly describes a handful of famous ballets. (Spoiler alert: They're mostly depressing.)All in all, my favorite of these books are the Pirate and the Wizard ones. The rest aren't nearly as good, for a variety of reasons, including gender inequality. ( )
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A role-playing activity book explores everything a potential ballerina needs to know. Ballet-inspired crafts, advice on accessories, history and so much more presented with tongue-in-cheek details and fully illustrated throughout.

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