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A Girl Named Misty

The True Story of Misty Copeland · American Girl: A Girl Named

by Kelly Starling Lyons Author · Melissa Manwill Illustrator


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The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Misty Copeland became the first African American Female Principal Dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, but how did she get there? A Girl Named Misty describes the defining moments that made up her childhood and adolescence with full-color illustrations throughout. In addition to stories and facts about Misty's upbringing and accomplishments, the book includes a timeline and a glossary, plus a profile of a noteworthy and contemporary American girl following in Misty's graceful footsteps to lead the way for African American women in the arts.

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Scholastic Inc.
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American Girl: A Girl Named


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