Firebird by Misty Copeland
Firebird by Misty Copeland. This book can be enjoyed by children 5-8 Years old, or anyone regardless of age who can appreciate the phenomenal accomplishments of Misty Copeland. On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in America’s Ballet Theatre 75-year history. In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of most black and brown girls whose confidence has been broken, while questioning their own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages these young girls by being a stunning and unmatched example, that through hard work and dedication a young dancer can one day perform Firebird. With Lyrical and affecting text paired with bold, striking illustrations are some of Caldecott Honoree Christopher Myers's best work, a must for aspiring ballerinas.
Firebird by Misty Copeland. Christopher Myers (Illustrator)
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/04/2014
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)