Influential Lives: Misty Copeland: Principal Ballerina, 1st Edition

  • Erin Staley
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766085104
  • ISBN-13: 9780766085107
  • DDC: 792.809223
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Misty Copeland is probably the most famous ballerina in the world. She didn't begin dancing until age thirteen, but she quickly surpassed all her peers to be declared a prodigy. Her hard work and talent have landed her the career of a lifetime. Through engaging text and quotes from the dancer, readers will learn about Copeland's life, hardships, and accomplishments. Full-color photos from throughout Copeland's life will give readers insight into the dancer's personal life and career. The glossary helps readers learn new vocabulary, while Further Reading encourages deeper exploration into the world of dance.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A Ballerina is Born.
2: Becoming a “Bun Head”.
3: A Dream in the Making.
4: Taking Her Place on Stage.
5: Representing the American Dancer.
6: The Talent and Will to Open Doors.
7: She Did It!.
8: Misty Copeland Out Loud.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.