One windy day, a magazine blew down the road. I reached out and caught it. A pretty picture of a woman was on the front cover of the magazine.
She wore a short pink dress that stuck out around her in a circle.
She looked very happy. At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life.
She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted by a family and brought to America.
Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true.
She has been dancing ever since, and after a spell as a principal dancer in New York, now dances for the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam.
Beautifully and gently illustrated by Ella Okstad, Ballerina Dreams is the younger-reader edition of Michaela DePrince's highly moving memoir, Hope in a Ballet Shoe.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 80 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 06/04/2017
- Category: Dance, ballet (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9780571329731