Brave Ballerina

Brave Ballerina

The Story of Janet Collins

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Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. Janet pursued dance with a passion, despite being rejected from discriminatory dance schools. When she was accepted into the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as a teenager on the condition that she paint her skin white for performances, Janet refused. She continued to go after her dreams, never compromising her values along the way. From her early childhood lessons to the height of her success as the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, this is the story of a remarkable pioneer. For fans of Misty Copeland's Firebird and Javaka Steptoe's Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250127730
1250127734
Branch Call Number: j B COLLINS MEADOWS
Characteristics: 1 volume (unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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