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The Resource Trailblazer : the story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson, by Leda Schubert ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III ; with a foreword by Misty Copeland

Trailblazer : the story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson, by Leda Schubert ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III ; with a foreword by Misty Copeland

Label
Trailblazer : the story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson
Title
Trailblazer
Title remainder
the story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson
Statement of responsibility
by Leda Schubert ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III ; with a foreword by Misty Copeland
Title variation
Story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When she was only five years old, her parents took her to see the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Raven perched on her crushed velvet seat, heard the tympani, and cried with delight even before the curtain lifted. From that moment on, her passion for dance only grew stronger. No black ballerina had ever danced with a major American touring troupe before. Raven would be the first. All Raven Wilkinson wanted to do was dance. On Raven's ninth birthday, her uncle gifted her with ballet lessons, and she completely fell in love with dance. While she was a student at Columbia University, Raven auditioned for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and was finally accepted on her third try, even after being told she couldn't dance with them because of her skin color. She encountered racism in her travels while on tour, but the applause, alongside the opportunity to dance, made all the hardship worth it. She would later dance for royalty with the Dutch National Ballet and regularly performed with the New York City Opera until she was fifty. This beautiful picture book tells the uplifting story of the first African American ballerina to ever dance with a major American touring troupe and how she became a huge inspiration for Misty Copeland. Theodore's unique, heavy line style of illustration brings a deeper level of fluidity and life to the work"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schubert, Leda
Dewey number
  • 792.8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Age 4-8
  • K to Grade 3
LC call number
GV1785.W527
LC item number
R38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Copeland, Misty
  • Taylor, Theodore
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilkinson, Raven
  • Wilkinson, Raven
  • Wilkinson, Raven
  • Ballet dancers
  • Ballerinas
  • African American dancers
  • African American dancers
  • Ballerinas
  • Ballet dancers
  • United States
  • Ballet dancers
  • Ballerinas
  • African American dancers
  • African Americans
  • Women
  • Picture books
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / General
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofforeword
CPtCVA3513U
Label
Trailblazer : the story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson, by Leda Schubert ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III ; with a foreword by Misty Copeland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn989964044
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781499805925
Lccn
2017005947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989964044
Label
Trailblazer : the story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson, by Leda Schubert ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III ; with a foreword by Misty Copeland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn989964044
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781499805925
Lccn
2017005947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989964044

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