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Bunheads by Misty Copeland

Bunheads

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Bunheads by Misty Copeland
Hardcover $17.99
Sep 29, 2020 | ISBN 9780399547645

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★ “Few picture books feature skilled youth dancers and even fewer star a girl of color, but this beautifully does both while simultaneously conveying the joy dancing can bring.” —Booklist, starred review

★ “Celebrates the joy of dance with a biographical glimpse of the young Misty in her first ballet class, auditions, and preparation for a performance of Coppélia. A muted color palette in digitally painted art highlights the technique and diversity of the dancers . . . [as] the author follows her young self through the audition process for dance roles, her questioning thoughts about her own talent, working with other dancers, and the sheer thrill of performance. . . This title is the perfect biographical addition for young readers interested in dance and the arts.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“The magical tale of a gutsy young ballerina, drawn from the barrier-breaking dancer’s own life.” —People

“The sense of movement, perspective, and depth [illustrator Setor Fiadzigbey] brings to Bunheads is like nothing I’ve ever seen. . . And you don’t have to be a dance fanatic to enjoy it; while the vast majority of the action takes place in the studio or onstage, any child who has ever had a dream or felt passionate about something will find themselves in the book’s pages. And frankly, even if a kid has never heard of a plié or seen the inside of a ballet class, the sheer joy on every illustration of Misty’s face will probably have them pas de bourrée-ing around the house to see what all the fuss is about.” —NPR.com

A gorgeous, inclusive tale . . [that] will inspire the next generation of dancers.” —Shondaland.com

Bunheads features two young female dancers and friends . . . [and] while films and television sensationalize the ballet world as cutthroat with trash-talking ballerinas, Copeland depicts a much different environment where the characters champion one another.” —Parade

“In Bunheads, ballerina Misty Copeland tells the story of how she fell in love with dance.” —TIME for Kids

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