Trailblazer : the story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson
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Contributors
Copeland, Misty, writer of foreword.
Taylor, Theodore, III, illustrator.
Published
New York, NY : Little Bee Books, [2018].
Rating
Age 4-8.
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Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language
English
Reading Level
LG
Level 5.7, 1 Points
Lexile measure
980

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
"When she was only five years old, her parents took her to see the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Raven perched on her crushed velvet seat, heard the tympani, and cried with delight even before the curtain lifted. From that moment on, her passion for dance only grew stronger. No black ballerina had ever danced with a major American touring troupe before. Raven would be the first. All Raven Wilkinson wanted to do was dance. On Raven's ninth birthday, her uncle gifted her with ballet lessons, and she completely fell in love with dance. While she was a student at Columbia University, Raven auditioned for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and was finally accepted on her third try, even after being told she couldn't dance with them because of her skin color. She encountered racism in her travels while on tour, but the applause, alongside the opportunity to dance, made all the hardship worth it. She would later dance for royalty with the Dutch National Ballet and regularly performed with the New York City Opera until she was fifty. This beautiful picture book tells the uplifting story of the first African American ballerina to ever dance with a major American touring troupe and how she became a huge inspiration for Misty Copeland. Theodore's unique, heavy line style of illustration brings a deeper level of fluidity and life to the work"--,Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
Age 4-8.
Target Audience
K to Grade 3.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Schubert, L., Copeland, M., & Taylor, T., III. (2018). Trailblazer: the story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson (First edition.). Little Bee Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Schubert, Leda, Misty, Copeland and Theodore Taylor, III. 2018. Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson. New York, NY: Little Bee Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Schubert, Leda, Misty, Copeland and Theodore Taylor, III. Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson New York, NY: Little Bee Books, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Schubert, Leda,, Misty Copeland, and Theodore Taylor, III. Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson First edition., Little Bee Books, 2018.

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