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JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz
by JoJo Siwa

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<DIV>You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from <I>Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition</I>, or maybe you fell in love with her on <I>Dance Moms</I>. JoJo’s nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation’s version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood’s belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo’s personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo’s story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams. Go Siwanatorz!<BR />  </DIV>
Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything
by Aly Raisman

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br />Discover Aly Raisman's inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive even in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games--and beyond.</b><br /> <br />Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams.<br /> <br />Aly's road to success was full of hard work, perseverance, and victories, but not without its hardships. Aly faced many obstacles, from naysayers who said she'd never make it in gymnastics to classmates who shamed her for her athletic body to a devastating betrayal of trust. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to remain positive and believe in herself. Now, in her own words, Aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor, and takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey before, during, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games--through her highest highs, lowest lows, and all the moments in between. <br /> <br />Honest and heartfelt, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates, and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, learn to love themselves, and make their own dreams come true. <br />
Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learnin...
by Leslie Odom Jr.

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English

Pages

196

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<p>Leslie Odom Jr., burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon<i> Hamilton</i>. Since then, he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in years of hard work as a singer and an actor.</p><p>With personal stories from his life, Odom asks the questions that will help you unlock your true potential and achieve your goals even when they seem impossible. What work did you put in today that will help you improve tomorrow? How do you surround yourself with people who will care about your dreams as much as you do? How do you know when to play it safe and when to risk it all for something bigger and better?</p><p>These stories will inspire you, motivate you, and empower you for the greatness that lies ahead, whether you’re graduating from college, starting a new job, or just looking to live each day to the fullest.</p>
Mao's Last Dancer (Movie Tie-In)
by Li Cunxin

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Language

English

Pages

530

Publication Date

July 27, 2010

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<b>THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><br />The extraordinary memoir of a peasant boy raised in rural Maoist China who was plucked from his village to study ballet and went on to become one of the greatest dancers of his generation. </b><br /><br />From a desperately poor village in northeast China, at age eleven, Li Cunxin was chosen by Madame Mao's cultural delegates to be taken from his rural home and brought to Beijing, where he would study ballet. In 1979, the young dancer arrived in Texas as part of a cultural exchange, only to fall in love with America-and with an American woman. Two years later, through a series of events worthy of the most exciting cloak-and-dagger fiction, he defected to the United States, where he quickly became known as one of the greatest ballet dancers in the world. This is his story, told in his own inimitable voice.<br /><br /><b>THE BASIS FOR A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE</b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Girl on Pointe: Chloe's Guide to Taking on the World
by Chloe Lukasiak

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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Chloe Lukasiak is a big believer that things happen for a reason. She knows that life would be easier without disappointments, bullying, and medical issues-but sometimes it takes challenges to inspire you to achieve big things. From her status as fan favorite on the hit reality television show Dance Moms through her life as a social media star with millions of fans, Chloe has found that self-acceptance and kindness are the key to getting over the rough spots in life and realizing your passions. This full-color, heavily designed book featuring never-before-seen photos, inspirational quotes, and Chloe's own doodles and poetry offers exclusive insight into Chloe's world as well as a message that will inspire all readers to be their very best selves.
Drawing Dragons: Learn How to Create Fantastic Fire-Breathing Dra...
by Sandra Staple

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Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

May 10, 2008

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<div><B>LEARN TO DRAW DRAGONS</B><BR>In easy-to-follow, step-by-step detail, <I>Drawing Dragons</I> teaches you all the tricks and techniques you’ll need to create your own amazing dragons. You’ll discover how to draw all types of dragons using nothing but a pencil. <I>Drawing Dragons</I> shows how to bring to life fierce warriors and bearded ancients as well as baby hatchlings and protective mothers. It also features a special section on adding claws, scales, horns, jewels and other unique details to your dragons.<BR><BR>Learn to draw:<BR><B>• Ferocious, attacking dragons<br />•Graceful sea dragons<br />•Fire-breathing flying dragons<br />•Wise, thoughtful dragons</B><br /><BR></div>
Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies)
by Russell Freedman

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English

Pages

165

Publication Date

September 25, 1989

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<P>Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. This Newbery Medal-winning biography of our Civil War president is warm, appealing, and illustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and prints.<P>Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years (1861 to 1865), skillfullly explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War. The book's final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. Concludes with a sampling of Lincoln writings and a detailed list of Lincoln historical sites. <P>This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Read Aloud Informational Text).
Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina
by , Elaine Deprince

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MADONNA!</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce’s <i>Lemonade </i>and as a principal in a major American dance company.</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>"Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration!” —Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancer</b><br />  <br /> Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 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.<br />  <br /> 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 is now the youngest principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has appeared in the ballet documentary <i>First Position</i>, as well as on <i>Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America</i>, and <i>Nightline</i>.<br />  <br /> 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.<br /><br /> “Michaela DePrince is the embodiment of what it means to fight for your dream.” <b>—</b>Today<br />  <br /> “Michaela DePrince is a role model for girls on and off stage.”<b> —</b>NYLON
Boys' Guide to Drawing (Drawing Cool Stuff)
by Aaron Sautter

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Language

English

Pages

145

Publication Date

November 01, 2014

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Learn how to create awesome drawings of everything from crazy monsters to monster trucks. Ste-by-step instructions provide all the skills you need to create crazy robots, warriors, and whatever you can imagine.
Draw Faces in 15 Minutes: Amaze your Friends with your Portrait S...
by Jake Spicer

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Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

June 10, 2014

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Yes, you can draw! And Draw Faces in 15 Minutes will show you how. By the time you finish this book, you?ll have all the skills you need to achieve a striking likeness in a drawn portrait. Artist and life drawing expert Jake Spicer takes you through a series of carefully crafted tutorials, from how to put together a basic portrait sketch to developing your portraits and then taking your drawings further. From understanding and constructing the head and shaping the hair, to checking the relationships of the features and achieving a lifelike expression, every aspect of the portrait process is examined, along with advice on which materials to use and how to find a model.

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