Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina (Kobo eBook)

Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina By Lea Lyon, Jessica Gibson, Alexandria LaFaye Cover Image
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Lyrical, inspiring, and affecting text paired with bright, appealing illustrations make Ready to Fly perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere who are ready to leap and to spread their wings!

Ready to Flyis the true story of Sylvia Townsend, an African American girl who falls in love with ballet after seeingSwan Lakeon TV. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share at home or in the classroom.

Although there aren’t many ballet schools that will accept a girl like Sylvia in the 1950s, her local bookmobile provides another possibility. A librarian helps Sylvia find a book about ballet and the determined seven-year-old, with the help of her new books, starts teaching herself the basics of classical ballet.

Soon Sylvia learns how to fly—how to dance—and how to dare to dream.

Includes a foreword from Sylvia Townsend, a brief history of the bookmobile, an author’s note, and a further reading list.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780063068131
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: July 6th, 2020
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