The extraordinary memoir of Michaela DePrince, a young dancer who escaped war-torn Sierra Leone for the rarefied heights of American ballet.
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A refreshingly original contemporary YA, unlike anything readers have seen before.
This is a charming book in so many ways, and definitely fun for a family to enjoy together. It will appeal to readers ages 5 to 8, who like stories about Spanish culture, stories about sisters, and surprising revelations about parents.
Patricia Hruby Powell danced throughout the Americas and Europe with her dance company, One Plus One, before becoming a writer of children’s books. She is the author of Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, an extraordinary portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker written in exuberant verse. She lives in Champaign, Illinois. You can visit her online at talesforallages.com.
Christian Robinson is an illustrator of picture books. In 2008, he earned a BFA in Character Animation at the California Institute of the Arts and has worked at both Pixar Studios and Sesame Street Workshop. Christian likes to blur the line between work and play and he lives in San Francisco.
In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world.
Dr. Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author who has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year and received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. Her Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and is a New York Times bestseller. From the beginning of her writing career through to her latest book Panic, we’re so happy to share our chat with her.
Book Spotlight: Flora and the FlamingoThe Children’s Book Review
With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect harmony.