Ballerina Dreams From Orphan to Dancer Step Into Reading Step 4

Ballerina Dreams  From Orphan to Dancer  Step Into Reading  Step 4 Author Michaela DePrince
ISBN-10 9780385755177
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 48
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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

Ballerina Dreams Author Michaela Deprince
ISBN-10 9780385755153
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 42
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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

Ballerina Dreams Author Michaela Deprince
ISBN-10 0385755163
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 42
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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

Ballerina Dreams Author Michaela Deprince
ISBN-10 9780385755153
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 42
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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.



Taking Flight From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Taking Flight  From War Orphan to Star Ballerina Author Michaela DePrince
ISBN-10 9780385755139
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 256
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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.



Amazing Armadillos

Amazing Armadillos Author Jennifer Mckerley
ISBN-10 9780553534962
Release 2014-11-26
Pages 48
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Reading on your own Armadillos may look funny, move oh-so-slowly, and smell a little stinky but mostly they are extraordinary! For example, they can jump three feet in the air to scare away any predators (especially the human variety), they can hold their breath underwater for 10 minutes, and they’ve been known to eat 40,000 bugs in a single meal. Amazing Armadillos follows a female armadillo as she forages for food, builds a home, and prepares for the birth of her baby pups. It is perfect for newly independent readers who love to learn fun, quirky, and cool facts about amazing animals, like the armadillo.



Malala A Hero for All

Malala  A Hero for All Author Shana Corey
ISBN-10 9780553537635
Release 2016-01-12
Pages 48
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This Step 4 Biography Reader shares the inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Even as a young girl in Pakistan, Malala spoke up about the importance of girls’ education, via speeches and a blog. Since the Taliban regime was intent on denying girls an education and silencing anyone who disagreed with their laws, this was very dangerous. Malala was shot, but she survived the attack and it did not silence her. In fact, she spoke at the United Nations on her sixteenth birthday, just nine months after she was shot. Malala’s resolve has only magnified her voice, delivering her message of human rights to millions of people. Step 4 Readers use challenging vocabulary and short paragraphs to tell exciting stories. For newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.



Ballerina Dreams

Ballerina Dreams Author Lauren Thompson
ISBN-10 9780312370299
Release 2007-10-02
Pages 40
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True story of five little girls with cerebral palsy or other physical disabilities who were determined to become ballerinas.



Basketball s Greatest Players

Basketball s Greatest Players Author S. A. Kramer
ISBN-10 9780553533958
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 48
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Whose hands were so big he held the basketball like a grapefruit? Which center singlehandedly changed the way defense was played? From Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, young hoops fans can read about eleven legendary players in this exciting look at basketball's greatest slam-dunking, hoop-hanging superstars.



First Kids

First Kids Author Kathryn Gibbs Davis
ISBN-10 9780375822186
Release 2009
Pages 48
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Discusses what life is like in the White House and presents anecdotes about the children of presidents Lincoln, Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Coolidge, Kennedy, and Clinton.



Firebird

Firebird Author Misty Copeland
ISBN-10 9780698171626
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 40
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In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird. Lyrical and affecting text paired with bold, striking illustrations that are some of Caldecott Honoree Christopher Myers's best work, makes Firebird perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere. From the Hardcover edition.



I Can Be a Ballerina Barbie

I Can Be a Ballerina  Barbie Author Christy Webster
ISBN-10 9780375984884
Release 2011-01-25
Pages 32
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Young girls will love joining Barbie as she leaps, twirls, and pirouettes in this Step 2 reader, I Can Be a Ballerina. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Fairies

Fairies Author Shirley-Raye Redmond
ISBN-10 9780375865619
Release 2012
Pages 48
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Hope in a Ballet Shoe Author Michaela DePrince
ISBN-10 9780571314485
Release 2014-12-30
Pages 288
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple and Michaela begins to take dance lessons. But life in the States isn't without difficulties. Unfortunately, tragedy can find its way to Michaela in America, too, and her past can feel like it's haunting her. The world of ballet is a racist one, and Michaela has to fight for a place amongst the ballet elite, hearing the words 'America's not ready for a black girl ballerina.' And yet . . . Today, Michaela DePrince is an international ballet star, dancing for The Dutch National Ballet at the age of nineteen. This is a heart-breaking, inspiring autobiography by a teenager who shows us that, beyond everything, there is always hope for a better future.



Tut s Mummy

Tut s Mummy Author Judy Donnelly
ISBN-10 9780385374620
Release 2013-09-25
Pages 48
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Illus. in full color with black-and-white & full-color photos. "Beginning with the death of Tutankhamen, the book moves forward to archaeologist Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb. Information about ancient Egyptian life is interspersed in a clear, smooth fashion throughout. A good way to get readers into non-fiction."--Booklist.



Beautiful Ballerina

Beautiful Ballerina Author Marilyn Nelson
ISBN-10 0545089204
Release 2009
Pages 32
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Poetry and illustrations celebrate the beauty and grace of young African-American ballerinas.



Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares

Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares Author Frank Murphy
ISBN-10 9780385374613
Release 2013-05-29
Pages 48
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A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the "magic square." A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of three numbers adds up to the same number, including on the diagonal! Teachers and kids will love finding out about this popular teaching tool that is still used in elementary schools today!