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Taking flight : from war orphan to star ballerina / Michaela DePrince with Elaine DePrince.

DePrince, Michaela, author. (Author). DePrince, Elaine, author. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brookville Public Library YA 972.802 DEP (Text) 38217000554754 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -
Schricker Main Library 792.802 DEP (Text) 30032001769089 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0385755147
  • ISBN: 9780385755146
  • Physical Description: 249 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First Ember Edition 2016.
  • Publisher: New York : Ember, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.

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General Note: "Originally published in hardcover in slightly different form in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, New York, in 2014"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.: Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a 2devil child3 for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life. In this engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir, Michaela shares her dramatic journey from an orphan in West Africa to becoming one of ballets most exciting rising stars.
Subject: DePrince, Michaela.
Ballet dancers > Sierra Leone > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Ballet dancers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Orphans > Sierra Leone > Biography > Juvenile literature.

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