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

Written by Kristy Dempsey & illustrated by Floyd Cooper
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4 - 8
Reading age
32
Page count
AD990L
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Jan 2, 2014
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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
Publisher
Philomel
Page Count
32
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2013009520
Lexile® Level
AD990L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~X
ATOS® Book Level
4.4
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
163048
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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