Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina

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I could read Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend became the Bookmobile Ballerina a hundred times. This book is about dancing. A girl named Sylvia learns to dance ballet from books and then at the end is a teacher. She wants to be able to dance in real ballets, but the problem is the teachers all don’t want to teach her because she is black. So, she teaches herself and other girls from books until a girl backstage says she should meet a teacher who wants her in the school.

I think this is a good book. I like the dancing and the pictures. The story is fun and interesting. The pictures make it easy to figure out who Sylvia is because all the kids look very different. The pictures help tell the story and let you know what moves the kids are learning. Kids three to eight would like this book.

This book lets you learn how to do lots of dance steps. Reading it makes me want to dance along with the book. It also teaches you a lot about trying hard. Teachers could use it to talk to kids about discrimination. I think schools and libraries should buy this book. It is a terrific book.

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Author Lea Lyon and Alexandria LaFaye, with illustrations by Jessica Gibson
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 2020-01-28
ISBN 9780062888785
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Issue April 2020
Category Children's


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