Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.7 X 11.0 X 0.6 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250127730

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About the Author

Michelle Meadows is the author of Hibernation Station, Piggies in Pajamas, and Super Bugs. She dances with her husband as much as possible. She lives in Delaware and loves to write at the beach.

Ebony Glenn is an Atlanta-based illustrator and proud recipient of the 2018 Wonders of Childhood Focus Fellowship. She has illustrated books including Brave Ballerina, Not Quite Snow White, and Mommy's Khimar.

Reviews

A NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A New York Public Library Best Book for Children
A South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee

"This is a wonderful and inspirational biography for aspiring young dancers and other athletes." --The Washington Post

"Collins's story is told masterfully. . . Glenn fills each page with the strength and beauty of dance, focusing on the graceful movement of Collins and her emotive expressions. This book radiates with the joy of dance. A first purchase for most collections."--School Library Journal, starred review

"Writing in verse is no easy task, and Meadows's text almost never stumbles, keeping metronomic time with Ebony Glenn's illustrations of soaring, spinning Janet. Glenn's digital art is full of movement . . .An enchanting biography."--Shelf Awareness, starred review

"The digital illustrations have the look of pen drawings, rendering a graceful dancer's body with glowing brown skin and a self-possessed face. . . A celebration of one black woman's achievements that underscores the passion and purpose that the human spirit has to offer."--Kirkus Reviews

"Glenn illustrates in warm yet muted digital art; dynamic spreads show Collins dancing in a red flamenco dress to the sounds of a jazz ensemble. In a final spread, Collins dances at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1951--becoming the first African-American prima ballerina to do so. Meadows offers readers an affectionate biographical story that emphasizes her subject's passion and determination."--Publishers Weekly