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The Resource Hope in a ballet shoe : orphaned by war, saved by ballet : an extraordinary true story, Michaela and Elaine DePrince

Hope in a ballet shoe : orphaned by war, saved by ballet : an extraordinary true story, Michaela and Elaine DePrince

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Hope in a ballet shoe : orphaned by war, saved by ballet : an extraordinary true story
Title
Hope in a ballet shoe
Title remainder
orphaned by war, saved by ballet : an extraordinary true story
Statement of responsibility
Michaela and Elaine DePrince
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple and Michaela begins to take dance lessons. But life in the States isn't without difficulties. Unfortunately, tragedy can find its way to Michaela in America, too, and her past can feel like it's haunting her. The world of ballet is a racist one, and Michaela has to fight for a place amongst the ballet elite, hearing the words 'America's not ready for a black girl ballerina.' And yet. Today, Michaela DePrince is an international ballet star, dancing for The Dutch National Ballet at the age of nineteen. This is a heart-breaking, inspiring autobiography by a teenager who shows us that, beyond everything, there is always hope for a better future
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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DePrince, Michaela
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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DePrince, Elaine
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  • DePrince, Michaela
  • Ballerinas
  • Ballerinas
  • African American dancers
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Hope in a ballet shoe : orphaned by war, saved by ballet : an extraordinary true story, Michaela and Elaine DePrince
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: as Taking flight. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
ocn911503141
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
249 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571314478
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911503141
Label
Hope in a ballet shoe : orphaned by war, saved by ballet : an extraordinary true story, Michaela and Elaine DePrince
Publication
Note
Originally published: as Taking flight. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
ocn911503141
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
249 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571314478
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911503141

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