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In June 2015, Misty was the first African American to be named a principle ballerina in American Ballet Theatre's 75 year history. In her current role, she works on the business strategy for PYR’s key brands, working closely with the publishing, marketing and sales teams. For all budding young artists who maybe don’t have role models they can relate to, this little book provides some inspiration. Prior was first approached to play Sergey Serebrennikov before becoming involved in the writing process.

Firebird by Misty Copeland | Goodreads

It's an incredibly important set of skills to develop, as we use it to process everything we read throughout our lives, not just in reading books and stories but in reading recipes, instructions, news articles, letters and official documents. Despite Lydia’s many triumphs, including the title role in Stravinsky’s Firebird, Maynard’s mind is made up – he considers her ‘a rotten dancer’.In hindsight, it helped that they were forced to communicate through looks and gestures at first, because that’s how it would have been between Sergey and Roman. Like many childrens books, important messages resonate with children, and as an adult, it’s so important to remember these very messages.

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World-renowned ballerina Copeland shows that the power and grace she displays on the stage translates to the page as well, paired with Myers’ strong illustrations. Both Misty and my father were supportive of dreams and wanted to help their protege fulfill these dreams. The artwork was beautiful, with a sense of vibrancy and movement that complemented the narrative perfectly.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.

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I’m rating it as a "3" simply because Myers' graphics are so amazing, but unfortunately pulled down by Copeland’s writing. In modern day, social media platforms showcase people's highlight reels which inspire people but also make them think “why can’t I do that?

Ballerina Misty Copeland, a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre, presents this poetic picture-book to young dancers just like her, hoping to encourage them to dream big.

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