Rising star Misty Copeland makes history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.
When she discovered ballet, however, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer.
On #NationalDanceDay we are looking forward to #BlackBallerinas! From @nytimes bestselling author and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer @mistyonpointe comes an illustrated nonfiction collection celebrating dancers of color who have influenced her on and off the stage.
Day 18 of the #30DayPictureBookChallenge: read a book that makes you want to dance!
Our Pick: BUNHEADS by @mistyonpointe and illustrated by @Setorfia
Learn more: https://t.co/kqOPcCL6Pc
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