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Ready to fly : how Sylvia Townsend became the bookmobile ballerina / story told by Lea Lyon and A. LaFaye ; foreword by Sylvia Townsend ; illustrated by Jessica Gibson.

Lyon, Lea, 1945- (author.). LaFaye, A., (author.). Townsend, Sylvia Robertson, 1943- (writer of foreword.). Gibson, Jessica (Illustrator), (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lackawanna County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Valley Community Library JUV 92 TOWNSEN (Text) 50690011216923 Children's Area Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062888785
  • ISBN: 0062888781
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references (page [38]).
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Ready to Fly is the true story of Sylvia Townsend, an African American girl who falls in love with ballet after seeing Swan Lake on TV. Although there aren't many ballet schools that will accept a girl like Sylvia in the 1950s, her local bookmobile provides another possibility. A librarian helps Sylvia find a book about ballet and the determined seven-year-old, with the help of her new books, starts teaching herself the basics of classical ballet. Soon Sylvia learns how to fly-- how to dance--and how to dare to dream. Includes a note from the author and a brief history of the bookmobile.
Subject: Townsend, Sylvia Robertson, 1943- > Juvenile literature.
Ballet dancers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Ballerinas > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American dancers > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American women > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Ballet dancers.
African American dancers.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.
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