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Taking flight: from war orphan to star ballerina

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MADONNA! 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. "Michaela DePrince is the embodiment of what it means to fight for your dream." -- Today "Michaela DePrince is a role model for girls on and off stage." -- NYLON
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9780385755122
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9780385755139
9780385755115
Reading Level:
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Level 6.3, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
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Full title taking flight from war orphan to star ballerina
Author deprince michaela
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-26 23:36:46PM
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display_description Michaela DePrince lived the first few years of her live in war-torn Sierra Leone until she was adopted by an American Family. Now seventeen, she is one of the premiere ballerinas in the United States.
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subject_facet Ballet dancers, Ballet dancers -- Sierra Leone -- Biography, Ballet dancers -- United States -- Biography, DePrince, Michaela, Electronic books, Orphans, Orphans -- Biography, Orphans -- Sierra Leone -- Biography, Sierra Leone, Women -- Biography
title_display Taking flight : from war orphan to star ballerina
title_full Taking Flight From War Orphan to Star Ballerina, Taking flight : from war orphan to star ballerina / Michaela DePrince with Elaine DePrince
title_short Taking flight :
title_sub from war orphan to star ballerina
topic_facet Ballet dancers, Biography & Autobiography, DePrince, Michaela, History, Orphans, Performing Arts, Women, Young Adult Nonfiction