I have been eagerly awaiting the publication of this book! The book brings together two powerhouses - the professional ballerina Misty Copeland and children's book author and illustrator Christopher Myers.
Copeland created a poetic text to highlight the story of an older dancer encouraging a younger one. The book affirms the power of believing in somebody and her potential. It is a timeless message, and we always need more books on this topic. In the world of children's books on dance, we still need so many more books that portray children from a variety of backgrounds, showing that dance and the arts can be in everyone's lives and in their future. Children want to see themselves in a book and relate to the characters.
Myers's signature artwork - I believe a combination of collage and painting - just adds another layer to the power and beauty of this picture book. It is a must for your library collection.
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