Ballerina Dreams From Orphan to Dancer Step Into Reading Step 4

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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: 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

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.


Amazing Armadillos

Filename: amazing-armadillos.pdf
ISBN: 9780553534962
Release Date: 2014-11-26
Number of pages: 48
Author: Jennifer Mckerley
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Amazing Armadillos in PDF and EPUB Reading on your own Armadillos may look funny, move oh-so-slowly, and smell a little stinky but mostly they are extraordinary! For example, they can jump three feet in the air to scare away any predators (especially the human variety), they can hold their breath underwater for 10 minutes, and they’ve been known to eat 40,000 bugs in a single meal. Amazing Armadillos follows a female armadillo as she forages for food, builds a home, and prepares for the birth of her baby pups. It is perfect for newly independent readers who love to learn fun, quirky, and cool facts about amazing animals, like the armadillo.


Wild Wild Wolves

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ISBN: 9780385374804
Release Date: 2013-11-27
Number of pages: 48
Author: Joyce Milton
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Wild Wild Wolves in PDF and EPUB Illus. in full color. A fascinating introduction to the world of wolves, one of nature's most enduring and misunderstood creatures. Wolf-pack behavior, body language, and the meaning of howls are all demystified in this natural history.


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

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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.


Basketball s Greatest Players

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ISBN: 9780553533958
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Number of pages: 48
Author: S. A. Kramer
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Basketball s Greatest Players in PDF and EPUB Whose hands were so big he held the basketball like a grapefruit? Which center singlehandedly changed the way defense was played? From Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, young hoops fans can read about eleven legendary players in this exciting look at basketball's greatest slam-dunking, hoop-hanging superstars.


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.


Fairies A True Story

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ISBN: 9780307976932
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Number of pages: 48
Author: Shirley Raye Redmond
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online Fairies A True Story in PDF and EPUB From the forest fairies of West Africa to the magical brownies of Scotland, people have told stories about fairies for a long, long time. In England, two little girls shocked the world when they claimed that they had proof that fairies existed; they had photographs! But are fairies myth? Or are they magic? Fairy fans and beginning readers will delight in this easy-to-read look at fairy folklore and sightings through the ages.


I Can Be a Ballerina Barbie

Filename: i-can-be-a-ballerina-barbie.pdf
ISBN: 9780375984884
Release Date: 2011-01-25
Number of pages: 32
Author: Christy Webster
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Download and read online I Can Be a Ballerina Barbie in PDF and EPUB Young girls will love joining Barbie as she leaps, twirls, and pirouettes in this Step 2 reader, I Can Be a Ballerina. From the Trade Paperback edition.


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.


Ballerina Princess

Filename: ballerina-princess.pdf
ISBN: 1417770899
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Number of pages: 32
Author: Melissa Lagonegro
Publisher: Turtleback Books

Download and read online Ballerina Princess in PDF and EPUB Five Disney princesses dream of being ballerinas in separate, easy-to-read vignettes.