Life in Motion : An Unlikely Ballerina, Paperback

Life in Motion : An Unlikely Ballerina Paperback

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When she discovered ballet, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor.

A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer.

But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life (culminating in a highly publicized custody battle), she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind.

Life in Motionis an insider's look at the cutthroat world of professional ballet, as well as a moving story of passion and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 8 pg 4-c photo insert
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ballet
  • ISBN: 9781476737997



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Such a beautiful book about Misty Copeland's life. This book shows and teaches resilience to readers... Misty experienced a great deal of struggle but she emerged outrageously successful. It is a great story for kids to read because they can see that no matter the circumstances, you can be successful and you can overcome... that is incredibly important to teach students because often they get stuck on the reasons why they will fail instead of searching for ways to make it. Books like these are a gift.

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