Misty Copeland: Ballerina

by Hannah Isbell

Part of a Series: Junior Biographies.

First Release:

August 2017

ISBN: 9780766081796

In 2015, Misty Copeland was named principal ballerina of the American Ballet Theatre, the first African American to earn the title in the ballet company’s history. She has danced all over the country, on Broadway, and on television, but she had to break many barriers to do it, including racism and poverty. Through simple text and vivid photos, readers will appreciate Copeland’s struggles and will learn about her dedication to promoting diversity in ballet. A Words to Know section helps readers with new vocabulary, and quotations by Copeland shed light on this talented woman.

  • ISBN: 9780766081796
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Library edition
    Publisher: Enslow
    Page Count: 24
    Trim Size: 8" x 8 1/2"
    Dewey Classification: 792.802/80
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.4, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.4, Points: 3
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