Paperback Easy Reader
Published by Scholastic/American Girl
Illustrated by Melissa Manwill

From the Publisher:

"The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Misty Copeland became the first African American Female Principal Dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, but how did she get there? A Girl Named Misty describes the defining moments that made up her childhood and adolescence with full-color illustrations throughout. In addition to stories and facts about Misty's upbringing and accomplishments, the book includes a timeline and a glossary, plus a profile of a noteworthy and contemporary American girl following in Misty's graceful footsteps to lead the way for African American women in the arts."

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  • Buy Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition from Indiebound or Amazon