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In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history as the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious thirteen-year-old to become a groundbreaking ballerina.

When she discovered ballet, 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. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life (culminating in a highly publicized custody battle), she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind.


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Comments on: "Life in motion: an unlikely ballerina – Misty Copeland" (2)

  1. Misty Copeland is an exceptional ballerina but faced some difficulties in the industry for a few reasons, especially from being African American and from a poor family. Her book, ‘Life in Motion: A Unlikely Ballerina’ is so inspirational and and will put a smile on your face. It shows that even through the toughest of times, you will achieve whatever you want if you consistently show passion, determination and drive. Misty is now a world re-knowned ballerina and is a fabulous role model for all young dancers and just people in general going through a tough time. I would recommend this book for readers aged 13+ and I rate it a 9/10! Enjoy!


  2. I loved this book! I would recommend this book to anyone that likes dancing especially ballet and likes fiction books. This book is about a girl named Misty Copeland and her journey to becoming a famous ballerina. You really feel inspired to do anything after you read this book, it is very empowring. I would recommend this book to someone who is at least 12. I don’t read many fiction books but I really enjoyed this book! This book talks about the challenges that Misty had to go through to get where she is now such as being african american and form a poor family.


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