Taking Flight

Taking Flight

From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Streaming Audiobook - 2015
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Michaela DePrince was known as girl no. 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a "devil child" 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. At the age of four, Michaela was adopted by an American family, who encouraged her love of dancing and enrolled her in classes. She went on to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre and now dances for the Dutch National Ballet. In this engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir, Michaela shares her dramatic journey from an orphan in West Africa to becoming one of ballet's most exciting rising stars.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781494598228
1494598221
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 44 min.)) : digital.

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