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Author Schubert, Leda, author.

Title Trailblazer : the story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson / by Leda Schubert ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III ; with a foreword by Misty Copeland.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Little Bee Books, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Children's Non-fiction    j 792.8092 Wilkinson,R SCH    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Children's Non-fiction    j 792.8092 Wilkinson,R SCH    Available
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1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Age 4-8.
K to Grade 3.
Subject Wilkinson, Raven -- Juvenile literature.
Ballet dancers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Ballerinas -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American dancers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Copeland, Misty, writer of foreword.
Taylor, Theodore, III, illustrator.
Added Title Story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson
ISBN 9781499805925 (hardback)
1499805926 (hardback)

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