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Ballerina Dreams

Authors: Michaela and Elaine DePrinceIllustrator: Ella Okstad

From orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone, to world-renowned ballerina, this is a true account of Michaela DePrince’s journey to becoming an international superstar. Highly illustrated and sensitively told in short chapters, this well-pitched adaptation of Michaela’s memoir Hope in a Ballet Shoe, will inspire younger readers and ballet fans everywhere.

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  • Own Voice
  • Black representation
  • Diverse cast
  • Female lead