Brave Ballerina – (Who Did It First?) by Michelle Meadows (Hardcover) Top


Brave Ballerina – (Who Did It First?) Description:

Brave Ballerina – A NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People A Junior Library Guild Selection A Bank Street College Best Book of the Year A New York Public Library Best Book for Children A Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award Honor Book A South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee A Wisconsin State Reading Association Picture This! List Selection A Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominee This is a wonderful and inspirational biography for aspiring young dancers and other athletes. –The Washington Post Collinss story is told masterfully. . . Glenn fills each page with the strength and beauty of dance focusing on the graceful movement of Collins and her emotive expressions. This book radiates with the joy of dance. A first purchase for most collections.–School Library Journal starred review Writing in verse is no easy task and Meadowss text almost never stumbles keeping metronomic time with Ebony Glenns illustrations of soaring spinning Janet. Glenns digital art is full of movement . . .An enchanting biography.–Shelf Awareness starred review The digital illustrations have the look of pen drawings rendering a graceful dancers body with glowing brown skin and a self-possessed face. . . A celebration of one black womans achievements that underscores the passion and purpose that the human spirit has to offer.–Kirkus Reviews Glenn illustrates in warm yet muted digital art; dynamic spreads show Collins dancing in a red flamenco dress to the sounds of a jazz ensemble. In a final spread Collins dances at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1951–bing the first African-American prima ballerina to do so. Meadows offers readers an affectionate biographical story that emphasizes her subjects passion and determination.–Publishers Weekly Brave Ballerina – (Who Did It First?)