Misty Copeland by Laurie Calkhoven, Monique Dong (Illustrator)

Misty Copeland

by Laurie Calkhoven, Monique Dong (Illustrator)

Pirouette across the stage and get to know Misty Copeland—the first African American woman to become a principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theater. This book can be enjoyed by children 6-8 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.  This fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people “you should meet.”

Misty Copeland had always dreamed of becoming a dancer, but she had many obstacles to overcome before she could reach her dream. Although she was always challenged by the things that set her apart from other dancers, with a lot of hard work, dedication, and exceptional talent, Misty has become one of the most well-known dancers in America.

On June 30, 2015, Misty stepped on stage as the first female African American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater and made history!


A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus a fun timeline filled with interesting trivia facts about dance. With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so fascinating!


Misty Copeland by Laurie Calkhoven, Monique Dong (Illustrator)

SKU: ISBN-13: 9781481470438

    ISBN-13:       9781481470438

    Publisher:     Simon Spotlight

    Publication date:    12/27/2016

    Series:            You Should Meet Series

    Pages:            48

    Product dimensions:         5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)