For the 12-Year-Old Into Tap and Ballet

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To Dance: Special Edition By Siena Cherson Siegel, Mark Siegel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Siena Cherson Siegel, Mark Siegel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481486644
Availability: Unavailable to Order
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

A beautifully refreshed and expanded special edition of the Sibert Honor–winning graphic memoir about the dreams and realities of becoming a ballerina.

Ballerinas are young when they first dream of dance.

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina By Michaela DePrince, Elaine Deprince Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385755146
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Ember - January 19th, 2016


The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce’s Lemonade and as a principal in a major American dance company.

Tiny Pretty Things By Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062342409
Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - July 12th, 2016

Now a Netflix TV show! Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this soapy, drama-packed novel featuring diverse characters who will do anything to be the prima at their elite ballet school.