Ballerina Dreams

Author: Michaela Deprince
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385755153
Size: 13.14 MB
Format: PDF
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The author traces her rise from orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone to one of America's most accomplished ballerinas, discussing her adoption, training, and performances.

Ballerina Dreams From Orphan To Dancer Step Into Reading Step 4

Author: Michaela DePrince
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385755177
Size: 20.65 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Ballerina Dreams

Author: Michaela DePrince
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571329724
Size: 16.22 MB
Format: PDF
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One windy day, a magazine blew down the road. I reached out and caught it. A pretty picture of a woman was on the front cover of the magazine. She wore a short pink dress that stuck out around her in a circle. She looked very happy. 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 decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true. She has been dancing ever since, and after a spell as a principal dancer in New York, now dances for the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam. Beautifully and gently illustrated by Ella Okstad, Ballerina Dreams is the younger-reader edition of Michaela DePrince's highly moving memoir, Hope in a Ballet Shoe.

Ballerina Dreams

Author: Michaela DePrince
Publisher:
ISBN: 057132973X
Size: 12.37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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One windy day, a magazine blew down the road. I reached out and caught it. A pretty picture of a woman was on the front cover of the magazine. She wore a short pink dress that stuck out around her in a circle. She looked very happy. 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 decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true. She has been dancing ever since, and after a spell as a principal dancer in New York, now dances for the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam. Beautifully and gently illustrated by Ella Okstad, Ballerina Dreams is the younger-reader edition of Michaela DePrince's highly moving memoir, Hope in a Ballet Shoe.

Taking Flight From War Orphan To Star Ballerina

Author: Michaela DePrince
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385755139
Size: 18.44 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce’s Lemonade and as a principal in a major American dance company. "Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration!” —Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancer Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life. At the age of four, Michaela was adopted by an American family, who encouraged her love of dancing and enrolled her in classes. She went on to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre and is now the youngest principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has appeared in the ballet documentary First Position, as well as on Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, and Nightline. In this engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir, Michaela shares her dramatic journey from an orphan in West Africa to becoming one of ballet’s most exciting rising stars. “A story of great courage that all women—young and old—should read.” —Tina Brown From the Hardcover edition.

The Titanic Lost And Found

Author: Judy Donnelly
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307560674
Size: 17.75 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Titanic. Just the name evokes tales of the doomed ship that have captivated people of all ages for more than 100 years. Early readers will enjoy this exciting account of the world's most famous disaster-at-sea and the discovery of it's remains many years later. Step 4 books are perfect for independent readers who are confident with simple sentences and are just starting to tackle paragraphs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ice Mummy The Discovery Of A 5 000 Year Old Man

Author: Mark Dubowski
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 0780791541
Size: 16.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Describes the discovery by Alpine hikers near the Austrian-Italian border of the frozen body of a man who, after careful examination, was found to be more than 5,000 years old.