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Author Lyon, Lea, 1945- author.
Title 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.
Pub Info New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
book jacket
 Barnstable (Sturgis) Juv.  J PICTURE LYO     AVAILABLE
 Eastham-Children's Coll.  J PICTURE LYO     AVAILABLE
 Nantucket-Childrens  J 92 TOWNSEND     AVAILABLE
 North Falmouth-Children's  J BIOGRAPHY 920 Townsend     MISSING
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J PICTURE LYON     AVAILABLE
 Brooks(Harwich)Young Adult-NEW  J 92 TOWNSEND     AVAILABLE
1 copy being processed for North Falmouth-Children's.
Edition First edition.
Descript 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
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Audience AD690L Lexile
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (page [38]).
Summary 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 Picture books.
Add Author LaFaye, A., author.
Townsend, Sylvia Robertson, 1943- writer of foreword.
Gibson, Jessica (Illustrator), illustrator.
ISBN 9780062888785
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