Ready to Fly
Lea Lyon, Alexandria LaFaye
28 Jan 2020
Lyrical, inspiring, and affecting text paired with bright, appealingÔ_illustrations makeÔ_Ready to FlyÔ_perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere who are ready to leap and to spread their wings!
Ready to FlyÔ_is the true story of Sylvia Townsend, an African American girl who falls in love with ballet after seeingÔ_Swan LakeÔ_on TV.Ô_This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share at home or in the classroom.Ô_
Although there aren_ã_t many ballet schools that will accept a girl like Sylvia in the 1950s, her local bookmobile provides another possibility. A librarian helps Sylvia find a book about ballet and the determined seven-year-old, with the help of her new books, starts teaching herself the basics of classical ballet.
Soon Sylvia learns how to fly_ã”how to dance_ã”and how to dare to dream.
Includes a foreword from Sylvia Townsend, a brief history of the bookmobile, an author_ã_s note, and a further reading list.
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