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Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer

by Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince

Other authors: Frank Morrison (Illustrator)

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Perfect for newly independent readers--the amazing true story of Michaela DePrince, one of America's top ballerinas.   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.… (more)
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This autobiography introduces Michaela DePrince, who lived the first few years of her life in war-torn Sierra Leone, was adopted by an American family, and is one of the principal dancers in New York City. The coauthor is Elaine DePrince.
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DePrince, Elainemain authorall editionsconfirmed
Morrison, FrankIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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Perfect for newly independent readers--the amazing true story of Michaela DePrince, one of America's top ballerinas.   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.

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