Ballerina Dreams

Filename: ballerina-dreams.pdf
ISBN: 9780385755153
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Number of pages: 42
Author: Michaela Deprince
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Ballerina Dreams in PDF and EPUB The author traces her rise from orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone to one of America's most accomplished ballerinas, discussing her adoption, training, and performances.


Ballerina Dreams From Orphan to Dancer Step Into Reading Step 4

Filename: ballerina-dreams-from-orphan-to-dancer-step-into-reading-step-4.pdf
ISBN: 9780385755177
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Number of pages: 48
Author: Michaela DePrince
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Ballerina Dreams From Orphan to Dancer Step Into Reading Step 4 in PDF and EPUB Perfect for newly independent readers—the amazing true story of Michaela DePrince, one of America’s top ballerinas. 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 quickly decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true. She has been dancing ever since and is now a principal dancer in New York City and has been featured in the ballet documentary First Position, as well as Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, and Oprah magazine. Young readers will love learning about this inspiring ballerina in this uplifting and informative leveled reader. This Step 4 Step into Reading book is for newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.


Ballerina Dreams

Filename: ballerina-dreams.pdf
ISBN: 0385755163
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Number of pages: 42
Author: Michaela Deprince
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Ballerina Dreams in PDF and EPUB The author traces her rise from orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone to one of America's most accomplished ballerinas, discussing her adoption, training, and performances.


Ballerina Dreams

Filename: ballerina-dreams.pdf
ISBN: 9780385755153
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Number of pages: 42
Author: Michaela Deprince
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Ballerina Dreams in PDF and EPUB The author traces her rise from orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone to one of America's most accomplished ballerinas, discussing her adoption, training, and performances.


Taking Flight From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Filename: taking-flight-from-war-orphan-to-star-ballerina.pdf
ISBN: 9780385755139
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Number of pages: 256
Author: Michaela DePrince
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Taking Flight From War Orphan to Star Ballerina in PDF and EPUB The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce’s Lemonade and as a principal in a major American dance company. "Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration!” —Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancer Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life. At the age of four, Michaela was adopted by an American family, who encouraged her love of dancing and enrolled her in classes. She went on to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre and is now the youngest principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has appeared in the ballet documentary First Position, as well as on Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, and Nightline. In this engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir, Michaela shares her dramatic journey from an orphan in West Africa to becoming one of ballet’s most exciting rising stars. “A story of great courage that all women—young and old—should read.” —Tina Brown From the Hardcover edition.


Malala A Hero for All

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ISBN: 9780553537635
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Number of pages: 48
Author: Shana Corey
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Malala A Hero for All in PDF and EPUB This Step 4 Biography Reader shares the inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Even as a young girl in Pakistan, Malala spoke up about the importance of girls’ education, via speeches and a blog. Since the Taliban regime was intent on denying girls an education and silencing anyone who disagreed with their laws, this was very dangerous. Malala was shot, but she survived the attack and it did not silence her. In fact, she spoke at the United Nations on her sixteenth birthday, just nine months after she was shot. Malala’s resolve has only magnified her voice, delivering her message of human rights to millions of people. Step 4 Readers use challenging vocabulary and short paragraphs to tell exciting stories. For newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.


Ballerina Dreams

Filename: ballerina-dreams.pdf
ISBN: 9780312370299
Release Date: 2007-10-02
Number of pages: 40
Author: Lauren Thompson
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online Ballerina Dreams in PDF and EPUB True story of five little girls with cerebral palsy or other physical disabilities who were determined to become ballerinas.


Dr Seuss The Great Doodler

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ISBN: 9780553497618
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Number of pages: 48
Author: Kate Klimo
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Dr Seuss The Great Doodler in PDF and EPUB A Step 3 Biography Reader about Theodor Geisel and his transformation from a doodler into the beloved Dr. Seuss. Little Ted Geisel always had a sketchpad and pencil in hand. He was a Boy Scout with a penchant for creating zany creatures. He grew up with a love of books and words from his mother, and his inventor father spawned a wildly imaginative and perfectionist side. It’s no wonder that these qualities led to the beloved work of Dr. Seuss, the Great Doodler. Follow his career as an ad man, political cartoonist, creator of forty-five indelible children’s books, and Pulitzer Prize winner. Not bad for a lifelong doodler! Includes fun facts and several of Dr. Seuss’s original sketches and artwork! Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. For children who are ready to read on their own.


First Kids

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ISBN: 9780375822186
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 48
Author: Kathryn Gibbs Davis
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online First Kids in PDF and EPUB Discusses what life is like in the White House and presents anecdotes about the children of presidents Lincoln, Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Coolidge, Kennedy, and Clinton.


How Not to Start Third Grade

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ISBN: 9780385374651
Release Date: 2013-06-26
Number of pages: 48
Author: Cathy Hapka
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online How Not to Start Third Grade in PDF and EPUB Will should be excited to start third grade. But his little brother, Steve, is starting kindergarten. The same laugh-out-loud writing and hilarious illustrations that brought us How Not to Babysit Your Brother now portray the tribulations and embarrassments of starting school with a very troublesome little brother. School will never be the same!Cathy Hapka and Ellen Titlebaum are the authors of many books for children. This is their second book about Will and Steve. They live in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, and New York City, respectively.Debbie Palen has illustrated many books for children, including How Not to Babysit Your Brother and the first four books in the Andrew Lost series. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio.


Arthur and the School Pet

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ISBN: 0375910018
Release Date: 2003-01-28
Number of pages: 24
Author: Marc Tolon Brown
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Arthur and the School Pet in PDF and EPUB Arthur's sister D.W. volunteers to take care of the class gerbil, Speedy, during Christmas vacation and finds that he is difficult to keep track of. Simultaneous.


Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Filename: hope-in-a-ballet-shoe.pdf
ISBN: 9780571314485
Release Date: 2014-12-30
Number of pages: 288
Author: Michaela DePrince
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Download and read online Hope in a Ballet Shoe in PDF and EPUB Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple and Michaela begins to take dance lessons. But life in the States isn't without difficulties. Unfortunately, tragedy can find its way to Michaela in America, too, and her past can feel like it's haunting her. The world of ballet is a racist one, and Michaela has to fight for a place amongst the ballet elite, hearing the words 'America's not ready for a black girl ballerina.' And yet . . . Today, Michaela DePrince is an international ballet star, dancing for The Dutch National Ballet at the age of nineteen. This is a heart-breaking, inspiring autobiography by a teenager who shows us that, beyond everything, there is always hope for a better future.


Firebird

Filename: firebird.pdf
ISBN: 9780698171626
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Number of pages: 40
Author: Misty Copeland
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Firebird in PDF and EPUB In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird. Lyrical and affecting text paired with bold, striking illustrations that are some of Caldecott Honoree Christopher Myers's best work, makes Firebird perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere. From the Hardcover edition.


Helen Keller

Filename: helen-keller.pdf
ISBN: 9780307556684
Release Date: 2010-05-26
Number of pages: 48
Author: Johanna Hurwitz
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Helen Keller in PDF and EPUB When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level. From the Hardcover edition.


Beautiful Ballerina

Filename: beautiful-ballerina.pdf
ISBN: 0545089204
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 32
Author: Marilyn Nelson
Publisher:

Download and read online Beautiful Ballerina in PDF and EPUB Poetry and illustrations celebrate the beauty and grace of young African-American ballerinas.