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Help your little one dream big with a Little Golden Book biography all about Misty Copeland, the American Ballet Theatre's first Black principal dancer! The perfect introduction to nonfiction for young readers!
This Little Golden Book introduces ballet prodigy Misty Copeland to the youngest readers. The first Black principal dancer in the history of the American Ballet Theatre—who didn't start dancing until she was almost thirteen—continues to impress the world and pave the way for young Black girls to chase their dreams.
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About the Author
SHERRI L. SMITH is the award-winning author of eight young adult and middle-grade novels, children's nonfiction, and comic books. Born in Chicago, she has lived on all three coasts (West, East, and Lake Michigan!). She currently lives in Los Angeles with the love of her life and a disreputable cat.
TARA NICOLE WHITAKER was born in Brooklyn, New York, where she fell in love with children's books from visits to the local library. Her education in art began early, from classes at Pratt in her youth, to more formal training at RISD and California Institute of the Arts, earning her a BFA in Character Animation in 2002. Since graduating, she has worked for Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, PBS, CBS, Cartoon Network, Netflix, and most recently Disney.