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Author Meadows, Michelle.

Title Brave ballerina : the story of Janet Collins / Michelle Meadows ; illustrated by Ebony Glenn.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 92 COLLINS,J MEA    On Holdshelf
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 92 COLLINS,J MEA    DUE 03-26-19
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Description 1 volume (unpaged) : colored pages ; 29 cm
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Summary Publisher Annotation: Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. Janet pursued dance with a passion, despite being rejected from discriminatory dance schools. When she was accepted into the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as a teenager on the condition that she paint her skin white for performances, Janet refused. She continued to go after her dreams, never compromising her values along the way. From her early childhood lessons to the height of her success as the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, this is the story of a remarkable pioneer. 32pp., Color Ill.
Subject Collins, Janet, 1917-2003.
Ballet dancers -- United States -- Biography.
Ballerinas -- United States -- Biography.
African American dancers -- Biography.
ISBN 9781250127730 (hardcover) $17.99
1250127734 : $17.99

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