Black Swans

Description:

The stories of six daring, groundbreaking Black ballet dancers leap off the pages of this beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book. Meet Essie Marie Dorsey, who in 1926 opened one of the first ballet schools for Black students; Arthur Mitchell, the first Black dancer with the New York City Ballet; Christian Holder, a principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet; choreographer Dwight Rhoden; and present-day ballerinas Misty Copeland and Michaela DePrince. With a leap of faith and a love of dance, these Black Swans overcame obstacles and opened doors for all the children who dream of dancing.

Written by Laurel van der Linde
Illustrated by Sawyer Cloud

Details:

ISBN: 9781503764095
Dimensions: 10.25″ x 10.25″
Hardcover
Pages: 40
Age: 4-8 Years

Available November 2022

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"The characters' breezy cool...establish a comedy sketch feel early on and deliver on it." — Publishers Weekly
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"Young readers will have a riotously good time trying to follow along with these silly characters, and more sophisticated readers will enjoy a few additional nods and winks as well." — SLJ
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Black Swans

The stories of six daring, groundbreaking Black ballet dancers leap off the pages of this beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book. Meet Essie Marie Dorsey, who in 1926 opened one of the first ballet schools for Black students…

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