Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins

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Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins

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Illustrations by Ebony Glenn

First Release:

June 2019

ISBN: 9781250127730

Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. Janet pursued dance with a passion, despite being rejected from discriminatory dance schools. When she was accepted into the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as a teenager on the condition that she paint her skin white for performances, Janet refused. She continued to go after her dreams, never compromising her values along the way. From her early childhood lessons to the height of her success as the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, this is the story of a remarkable pioneer.

Author 's note. Sources. Online resources. Full-color illustrations created with Adobe Photoshop.

 
  • ISBN: 9781250127730
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, Inc.
    Page Count: 32
    Trim Size: 11" x 8 1/2"
    Genre: Nonfic
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