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To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel (2006)

by Siena Cherson Siegel

Other authors: Mark Siegel (Illustrator)

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The author describes how she first decided she wanted to be a ballerina at the age of six, and how that dream carried her from her home in Puerto Rico to dance class in Boston to performing with the New York City Ballet.
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5/5 ( )
  margotlujan | Jan 23, 2024 |
EducatingParents.org rating: Approved
  MamaBearLendingDen | Nov 26, 2023 |
6/10, it was ok. ( )
  Law_Books600 | Nov 3, 2023 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
  fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |
In this graphic memoir, Siena Cherson Siegal tells her own story in dance, being drawn to it and seeing it everywhere. Growing up in Peurto Rico, her doctor didn't think Siena could dance because of her flat feet, but her mother let her try. Starting classes at 6, Siena recounts her inspiration watching and reading about dance and early dance experiences. The handwork and effort are punctuated with places, ballets, and people any dance lover is sure to recognize. The abrupt ending with sparse illustrations make the reader feel the absence of dance in Siena's life after her ankle injury.

The airy illustrations by Mark Siegel are full of movement. Ribbons twist and twine throughout the story connecting ideas and carrying the story forward. The small, routine practice illustrations are contrasted by the vibrant dance performance sequences.

**Sibert Honor Book ( )
  NClegern | Jul 31, 2021 |
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To Dance is a delighful ode to the dreams that drive and define us, and how they can enrich our souls even if we ultimately fail to reach them. Bravo!
 

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