|Ready to Fly
Lea Lyon, A. LaFaye
Illustrated by Jessica Gibson
HarperCollins, January, 2020
Sylvia Townsend wants to Be a ballerina, to leap and twirl and do pliés 'til she can dance in real ballets.
But an African American girl in 1950s America has trouble finding a ballet class that will accept her. Undaunted, she reaches her dream with the help of library books from the bookmobile.
"Lyon and LaFaye have co-authored a standout text that centers action in this triumphant story." (Kirkus Reviews)
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