Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Author: Michaela DePrince,Elaine DePrince

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571314481

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple and Michaela begins to take dance lessons. But life in the States isn't without difficulties. Unfortunately, tragedy can find its way to Michaela in America, too, and her past can feel like it's haunting her. The world of ballet is a racist one, and Michaela has to fight for a place amongst the ballet elite, hearing the words 'America's not ready for a black girl ballerina.' And yet . . . Today, Michaela DePrince is an international ballet star, dancing for The Dutch National Ballet at the age of nineteen. This is a heart-breaking, inspiring autobiography by a teenager who shows us that, beyond everything, there is always hope for a better future.

Ballerina Dreams

Author: Michaela DePrince

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571329721

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 630

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.

The Pearl and the Hut

Author: Yiana Belkalopolos

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525579371

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 438

View: 5304

The Pearl and the Hut, Volume I, is a comprehensive therapeutic resource for adult children of divorce and for caregivers helping young children who are experiencing parental divorce. Yiana Belkalopolos addresses the trauma many children experience in parent divorce through the lens of the practical and soul-spiritual philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the Austrian scientist and philosopher behind Waldorf education and the international Anthroposophical movement. Belkalopolos’ work gives psychosocial and soul spiritual support, as well as loving, practical encouragement for children and adult children of divorce through: • Individual-honoring biographies that speak to the support that other growing children of divorce and adult children of divorce have experienced from Rudolf Steiner’s work. • Providing safe, soul-spiritual developmental approaches and demonstrating practices that are supported around the world, helping children of divorce feel more calm, whole, steady, supported, and rightful within themselves. • Revealing to adult children of divorce that there are true and rational explanations for what they are feeling which make them capable of a wholesome life. • Empowering “Pearl” people to take care of their own holistic wellbeing more thoroughly and to know where to reach out for help.

No Ballet Shoes In Syria

Author: Catherine Bruton

Publisher: Nosy Crow

ISBN: 1788005856

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6909

Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes that Aya has the potential to earn a prestigious ballet scholarship. But at the same time, Aya and her family must fight to be allowed to remain in the country, to make a home for themselves, and to find Aya's father - separated from the rest of the family during the journey from Syria. With beautiful, captivating writing, wonderfully authentic ballet detail, and an important message championing the rights of refugees, this is classic storytelling - filled with warmth, hope and humanity.

Dance Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dance

Page: N.A

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One Feta in the Grave

Author: Tina Kashian

Publisher: Kensington Cozies

ISBN: 1496713524

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3280

Tourist season comes to a dead stop on the Jersey Shore when a local businessman is murdered in this mystery by the author of Stabbed in the Baklava. As summer comes to an end, Lucy Berberian’s Mediterranean restaurant, Kebab Kitchen, is setting up a food tent at Ocean Crest, New Jersey’s annual beach festival. With a sand castle contest and live music, it’s the perfect way to go out with a bang before the slow season starts. But the fun suddenly fizzles out when a body is found under the boardwalk. Just before local store owner Archie Kincaid was murdered, he was seen arguing with Lucy’s best friend Katie. While Archie’s arrogant attitude won him plenty bitter rivals, the very public screaming match doesn’t exactly make Katie look innocent. Now Lucy needs to turns up the heat on the investigation to clear Katie’s name. Recipes included!

Our House is Definitely Not in Paris

Author: Susan Cutsforth

Publisher: Melbourne Books

ISBN: 1922129712

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 6287

Our House is Definitely Not in Paris is the third memoir in the 'Our House' series, following Our House is Not in Paris and Our House is Certainly Not in Paris. The French countryside has again been poetically evoked in this delightful, charming and captivating memoir. The renovee adventures continue to enchant the reader and draw them further into the unfolding account of the Cutsforths' other life. This memoir allows us to travel side by side with Susan and Stuart as they fling open the shutters each day in their petite maison in a small French village. Humour, drama and pathos - Cuzance is a microcosm of the world. Cuisine, markets and the stunning rural landscape of Le Lot - a story that holds equal appeal for armchair travellers; those who already love France or those who will be inspired to explore the most visited country in the world. Our House is Definitely Not in Paris is about the cadences of daily life in a French country village, permeated by the clanging of church bells, enveloped in the endless golden light of a French summer.

Ballet Shoes

Author: Noel Streatfeild

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444002066

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 189

View: 3455

Pauline, Petrova and Posy are found as orphaned babies in different parts of the world by eccentric fossil collector and explorer Gum. He adopts them, takes them to his London home and leaves them in the care of his niece Sylvia and the family Nurse. Then off he goes to continue his exploring, saying that he'll be back in five years' time. When the three little girls are old enough, they choose the surname Fossil for themselves and vow to make the name famous. At first they lead privileged and sheltered lives. But when Gum fails to return after five years, Sylvia's money begins to run out. First she is forced to take in some boarders - an engaging and eclectic mix of characters - but then she decides that the girls should go to acting school. This way they will be able to earn some money before they grow up. Pauline adores the school, as she dreams of becoming an actress. Petrova hates it, all she wants to do is learn about cars and planes and engines. Posy loves it too - she is born to be a dancer and the school is the perfect place for her.

Telling the Story in the Data

Author: Caroline Heller

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807781223

Category: Education

Page: 133

View: 2701

Traditional dissertations aiming to illuminate the landscapes of education are often too turgid and poorly written to have far-reaching readership. This book examines the inner workings of a doctoral course focused on teaching qualitative researchers strong narrative writing. By the time doctoral students finish their dissertation research, bolstered by theoretical grounding and time in the field, they are in a unique position to offer insights about education that should be heard in the public arena, not just during dissertation defenses. For this to happen, doctoral students need to know how to achieve their writerly goals. This book focuses on helping doctoral students and all qualitative researchers do just that. It is also an excellent resource for professors teaching narrative writing. Readers will learn how to use narrative writing to “tell the story in the data” so their research will be read and potentially infuse policy decisions with the complexity such decisions deserve. Book Features: Assists students and qualitative researchers with writing research in an engaging and informative manner.Focuses on the craft and ethics of writing as an essential constituent of good research. Offers practical guidance appropriate for self-study or for professors of education who teach writing.Contributors: Krysta Betit, Thelma Goldberg, Jeanne Lima, Katherine Marsh, Denise Mytko, Rebecca Redlon, Garo Saraydarian, Avigail Shimshoni, Allison Tucker