Copeland, Misty

Firebird : ballerina Misty Copeland shows a young girl how to dance like the firebird / Misty Copeland ; illustrated by Christopher Myers - New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014] - 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm.

American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice

9780399166150 (hardback)


Copeland, Misty--Juvenile fiction

Ballet dancing--Juvenile fiction
Self-confidence--Juvenile fiction
Dance--Juvenile fiction
African Americans--Juvenile fiction

PZ7.C7887 / Fir 2014

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