Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted for a younger audience, this younger-reader edition of Michaela DePrince’s memoir, Hope in a Ballet Shoe, is sure to capture your heart.
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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.
A real inspiration
A sweet, well-illustrated version of this inspirational story
Perfect for newly independent readers
Ballerina Dreams is the early reader version of DePrince's memoir Hope in a Ballet Shoe. A sweet, well-illustrated version of this inspirational story of an orphan girl in Sierra Leone who sees a photo of a ballerina and determines to learn how to dance.
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