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12/05/14 LitStack’s December Giveaway: Taking Flight – From War Orphan to Star Ballerina
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12/05/14 LitStack’s December Giveaway: Taking Flight – From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Taking Flight – From War Orphan to Star Ballerina Michaela and Elaine DePrince Knopf Books for Young Readers The extraordinary memoir of Michaela DePrince, a young dancer who escaped war-torn Sierra Leone for the rarefied heights of American ballet. Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at […]

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Taking Flight – From War Orphan to Star Ballerina
Michaela and Elaine DePrince
Knopf Books for Young Readerstaking flight

The extraordinary memoir of Michaela DePrince, a young dancer who escaped war-torn Sierra Leone for the rarefied heights of American ballet.
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.

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3 responses to “12/05/14 LitStack’s December Giveaway: Taking Flight – From War Orphan to Star Ballerina”

  1. diane@paragonprep.com' paradiane says:

    I am excited to hear about this book. I teach middle school and have quite a few students who are serious students and performers of ballet. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. this sounds awesome – my daughter is a dancer – so this book is right up our alley! Thanks for the chance!!

  3. lomazowr@gmail.com' Rhonda says:

    My young friend dance 5nights a week &son weekends a budding prima ballerina .thisvwould be a perfect read for her

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