A Dance Like Starlight
A Dance Like Starlight
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A Dance Like Starlight

Written by Kristy Dempsey & illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Published by Philomel
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Little ballerinas have big dreams. Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams don’t always come true—they take a lot of work and a lot of hope. And sometimes hope is hard to come by. But the first African-American prima ballerina, Janet Collins, did make her dreams come true. And those dreams inspired ballerinas everywhere, showing them that the color of their skin couldn’t stop them from becoming a star. In a lyrical tale as beautiful as a dance en pointe, Kristy Dempsey and Floyd Cooper tell the story of one little ballerina who was inspired by Janet Collins to make her own dreams come true.

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Book Details

ISBN
9780399252846
Publication Date
January 2, 2014
Page Count
32
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2013009520
ASIN/ISBN 10
0399252843
Lexile® Level
AD990L
ATOS® Book Level
4.4
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
163048
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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