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Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story
 

Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story (Paperback, Main)

By DePrince, Michaela
By DePrince, Elaine

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Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, Michaela DePrince 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 is an international ballet star, dancing for The Dutch National Ballet at the age of 19. 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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ISBN 9780571314478
Released AU 29 Jul 2015
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9780571314478
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Released 29 Jul 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By DePrince, Michaela
By DePrince, Elaine
Category True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
Dance
Ballet
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 792.8028092
Weight 219g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Autobiography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade;Young adult

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