The Resource Hope in a ballet shoe : orphaned by war, saved by ballet : an extraordinary true story, Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince

Hope in a ballet shoe : orphaned by war, saved by ballet : an extraordinary true story, Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince

Label
Hope in a ballet shoe : orphaned by war, saved by ballet : an extraordinary true story
Title
Hope in a ballet shoe
Title remainder
orphaned by war, saved by ballet : an extraordinary true story
Statement of responsibility
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she 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 DePrince is an international ballet star, dancing for The Dutch National Ballet at the age of nineteen. This is a heart-breaking, inspiring autobiography by a teenager who shows us that, beyond everything, there is always hope for a better future
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DePrince, Michaela
Dewey number
792.8028092
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1785.D47
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
DePrince, Elaine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • DePrince, Michaela
  • Ballerinas
  • Sierra Leonean Americans
Label
Hope in a ballet shoe : orphaned by war, saved by ballet : an extraordinary true story, Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-howt8r9
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn894277594
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780571314485
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
howt8r9
Label
Hope in a ballet shoe : orphaned by war, saved by ballet : an extraordinary true story, Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-howt8r9
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn894277594
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780571314485
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
howt8r9

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