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Author Lyon, Lea.

Title Ready to fly : how Sylvia Townsend became the bookmobile ballerina / Lea Lyon, Jessica Gibson, Alexandria LaFaye.


Location Call No. Status
 Lower Level Children's Biography  JB T751l    AVAILABLE
1 copy being processed for Lower Level Children's New Nonfiction.
Edition 1st edition.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
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Summary Ready to Fly is the true story of Sylvia Townsend, an African American girl who falls in love with ballet after seeing Swan Lake on TV. Although there aren't many ballet schools that will accept a girl like Sylvia in the 1950s, her local bookmobile provides another possibility. A librarian helps Sylvia find a book about ballet and the determined seven-year-old, with the help of her new books, starts teaching herself the basics of classical ballet. Soon Sylvia learns how to fly-- how to dance--and how to dare to dream. Includes a note from the author and a brief history of the bookmobile.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [38]).
Subject Townsend, Sylvia Robertson, 1943- -- Juvenile literature.
Ballet dancers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Ballerinas -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American dancers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author LaFaye, A., author.
Townsend, Sylvia Robertson, 1943- writer of foreword.
Gibson, Jessica (Illustrator), illustrator.
ISBN 9780062888785 (hardcover) : $18.99

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