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A Dance Like Starlight
Author: Kristy Dempsey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698152913
Pages: 32
Year: 2014-01-02
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A story of little ballerinas with big dreams. Little ballerinas have big dreams. Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams don’t always come true—they take a lot of work and a lot of hope. And sometimes hope is hard to come by. But the first African-American prima ballerina, Janet Collins, did make her dreams come true. And those dreams inspired ballerinas everywhere, showing them that the color of their skin couldn’t stop them from becoming a star. In a lyrical tale as beautiful as a dance en pointe, Kristy Dempsey and Floyd Cooper tell the story of one little ballerina who was inspired by Janet Collins to make her own dreams come true.
A Dance Like Starlight
Author: Kristy Dempsey
Publisher: Philomel Books
ISBN: 0399252843
Pages: 32
Year: 2014
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A young girl growing up in Harlem in the 1950s, whose mother cleans and stitches costumes for a ballet company, dreams of becoming a prima ballerina one day, and is thrilled to see a performance of Janet Collins, the first "colored" prima ballerina.
Night's Dancer
Author: Yaël Tamar Lewin, Janet Collins
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819571156
Pages: 384
Year: 2011-09-13
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Winner of the The Marfield Prize / National Award for Arts Writing (2011) Dancer Janet Collins, born in New Orleans in 1917 and raised in Los Angeles, soared high over the color line as the first African-American prima ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera. Night’s Dancer chronicles the life of this extraordinary and elusive woman, who became a unique concert dance soloist as well as a black trailblazer in the white world of classical ballet. During her career, Collins endured an era in which racial bias prevailed, and subsequently prevented her from appearing in the South. Nonetheless, her brilliant performances transformed the way black dancers were viewed in ballet. The book begins with an unfinished memoir written by Collins in which she gives a captivating account of her childhood and young adult years, including her rejection by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Dance scholar Yaël Tamar Lewin then picks up the thread of Collins’s story. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with Collins and her family, friends, and colleagues to explore Collins’s development as a dancer, choreographer, and painter, Lewin gives us a profoundly moving portrait of an artist of indomitable spirit. Ebook Edition Note: The John Martin review on pages 122-123 has been redacted.
Ballerina Dreams
Author: Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385755155
Pages: 42
Year: 2014
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The author traces her rise from orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone to one of America's most accomplished ballerinas, discussing her adoption, training, and performances.
The Liberation of Gabriel King
Author: K. L. Going
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101657537
Pages: 160
Year: 2007-03-01
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Gabriel King is afraid of everything: spiders, the rope swing over the lake, andmost of all, going to fifth grade. Frita Wilson, his best friend, decides Gabriel needs some liberating from his fears, so they make a list and plan to tackle each one. But one of the reasons Frita is so determined to help Gabe is that she needs his help too. Hollowell, Georgia in 1976 isn't exactly the most integrated place, and Frita's the only black student in school in a town with an active Ku Klux Klan.
Mini Racer
Author: Kristy Dempsey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619635097
Pages: 32
Year: 2014-05-13
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Ready, steady, green light, go! Mini Racer won't go slow. Twelve little vehicles are lined up and ready to race. With speed bumps to jump and corners to round, who will take the lead? The winner just might surprise you. This rhyming text is filled with onomatopoeia sure to tickle the funny bones of little readers. Beep, beep! Watch out as they race to turn the pages and follow each animal's themed story. And the chase doesn't end with the last screech; little ones will beg to read it over again to discover all of the details in the art. Mini Racer is a must-have for story time!
Coming Home
Author: Floyd Cooper
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698116127
Pages: 32
Year: 1998
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A portrait of the childhood of poet Langston Hughes chronicles his early life with his grandmother and the events, personalities, circumstances, and rhythms that shaped his world and his writing.
Seven Wild Sisters
Author: Charles de Lint
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 031623995X
Pages: 256
Year: 2014-02-04
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This full-color, illustrated companion novel to The Cats of Tanglewood Forest includes "beautiful bookmaking, lovely storytelling, and wondrous illustrations....Readers will be enchanted" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). This captivating adventure from two masters of modern fantasy is a story of magic, family, and the power in believing in both. Sarah Jane has always wanted to meet a fairy, but she has no idea that the tiny wounded man she discovers in the Tanglewood Forest is about to ensnare her in a longtime war between rival magical clans. When her six sisters are kidnapped and split up by the opposing sides, she'll need the help of several friends--from the reclusive Aunt Lillian to the mysterious Apple Tree Man--to bring them home. But if they don't untangle themselves from the feud quickly, they could all be trapped in the fairy world forever. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly noted "the lyrical narrative blends a contemporary setting with a fairy tale that might have been plucked from a distinctly different time and place."
The Shadow Prince
Author: Bree Despain
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
ISBN: 1512401935
Pages: 496
Year: 2014-03-01
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Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, has been sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead. Posing as a student at Olympus Hills High—a haven for children of the rich and famous—Haden must single out the one girl rumored to be able to restore immortality to his race. Daphne Raines has dreams much bigger than her tiny southern Utah town, so when her rock star dad suddenly reappears, offering her full tuition to Olympus Hills High's prestigious music program, she sees an opportunity to catch the break she needs to make it as a singer. But upon moving into her estranged father's mansion in California, and attending her glamorous new school, Daphne soon realizes she isn't the only student in Olympus who doesn't quite belong. Haden and Daphne—destined for each other—know nothing of the true stakes their fated courtship entails. As war between the gods brews, the teenagers' lives collide. But Daphne won't be wooed easily, and when it seems their prophesied link could happen, Haden realizes something he never intended—he's fallen in love. Now to save themselves, Haden and Daphne must rewrite their destinies. But as their destinies change, so do the fates of both their worlds. A pulsating romance of epic proportions, Bree Despain's The Shadow Prince will leave her fans breathless for the next book in the Into The Dark series.
If It Rains Pancakes
Author: Brian P. Cleary
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 146771609X
Pages: 32
Year: 2014-05-01
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What is a haiku? It sounds like a sneeze. And isn't a lantern a light source? Actually, they are two types of ancient Japanese poetry. Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary explains how each form works?and shows how these little poems can contain big surprises! If It Rains Pancakes is packed with poems to make you chuckle, puzzle, and ponder. And when you?ve finished reading, you can try your hand at writing your own haiku and lanterns!
Dancing with the Dinosaurs
Author: Jane Clarke
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607344211
Pages: 32
Year: 2012-02-01
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From a tango by a T. Rex to a line dance with Danny Ig, dinosaurs demonstrate their talents on Dancing with Dinosaurs, while the judges mysteriously disappear.
Author: Misty Copeland, Christopher Myers
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: 0399166157
Pages: 40
Year: 2014-09-04
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A debut picture book by an American Ballet Theatre soloist follows the experiences of an insecure young girl who the author encourages to believe in herself and achieve her dreams through hard work and dedication.
Ten Little Fingers, Two Small Hands
Author: Kristy Dempsey
Publisher: little bee books
ISBN: 149980671X
Pages: 26
Year: 2018-05-15
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Count each little finger one by one in this sweet book now available as a board book! Ten little fingers, one hand . . . two. Two small hands belong to you! Join a group of multicultural toddlers as they enjoy delicious treats and count one by one as one little finger points to cake, two little fingers tap a plate, three little fingers pinch a bite, and four little fingers squish it tight! Now available as a board book for the youngest of readers!
Dog Gone, Back Soon
Author: Nick Trout
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401305989
Pages: 336
Year: 2014-04-08
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When Dr. Cyrus Mills returned home after inheriting his estranged father's veterinary practice, The Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, the last thing he wanted was to stay in Eden Falls, Vermont, a moment longer than absolutely necessary. However, the previously reclusive veterinarian pathologist quickly found that he actually enjoyed treating animals and getting to know the eccentric residents of the tiny provincial town-especially an alluring waitress named Amy. So Cyrus is now determined to make Bedside Manor thrive. Not an easy goal, given that Healthy Paws, the national veterinary chain across town, will stop at nothing to crush its mom-and-pop competitor. And the rival vet practice isn't Cyrus's only competition; a handsome stranger shows up out of nowhere who clearly has a mysterious past with Amy. To top it off, Cyrus finds himself both the guardian of a very unique orphaned dog and smack in the middle of serious small town drama. This charming sequel to The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs is a wild and delightful ride through one jam- packed week, where Cyrus must figure out how to outsmart the evil veterinary conglomerate, win back Amy's heart, solve several tricky veterinary cases, find a home for an orphaned dog, and detangle himself from an absurd case of mistaken identity. DOG GONE, BACK SOON brims with Nick Trout's trademark humor, charm, and captivating animal stories, and is proof that all dogs, lost or not, on four feet or two, deserve a second chance.
The Searcher and Old Tree
Author: David McPhail
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
ISBN: 1684446635
Year: 2018-03-29
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After a long night of foraging, a tired raccoon returns home to sleep in Old Tree's branches. Oblivious to the rain and wind of a raging storm, the raccoon is protected and sheltered by the tree. Beloved author-illustrator David McPhail crafts a simple, yet powerful, allegory about the safety of home and the strength of unconditional love.

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