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Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything
by Aly Raisman

Language

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 />
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.
The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir
by Maddie Ziegler

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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In this <i>New York Times </i>bestselling memoir, the incredibly talented breakout star of <i>Dance Moms </i>and judge on <i>So You Think You Can Dance</i> brings her uplifting coming-of-age story about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life.<BR><BR>Maddie Ziegler knew one day she’d be a star—she just didn’t know how soon that day would come.<BR> <BR>At just eight years old, she was cast on Lifetime’s hit reality show <i>Dance Moms</i> and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination. Soon, she was capturing attention from all over—including pop superstar Sia, who cast her as her dance double in the incredibly popular music video for her hit song “Chandelier.” The rest, as they say, was history.<BR> <BR>In this inspirational memoir, Maddie explains the hard work she put into her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the way—starring in music videos, going on tour, and becoming an actress in <i>The Book of Henry</i> with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay. She also answers her fans’ burning questions with wise advice she’s learned on her journey. With honesty, charm, and humor, Maddie offers her unique perspective on making her way in the entertainment world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she’s learned—and preparing for the exciting road ahead.
Mozart: Requiem of Genius (The True Story of Wolfgang Mozart) (Hi...
by Alexander Kennedy

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English

Pages

197

Publication Date

July 19, 2016

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s name is today synonymous with genius, but his life was a whirlwind of controversy, jealousy, and clashing egos. In this highly readable short biography, Alexander Kennedy brings Mozart and his times vividly to life.<br /><br />Here we see the sweeping grandeur of the courts Mozart visited as a child prodigy, and the grasping desperation of his scheming father. We follow the composer through the flush of his first love up through his marriage to Constanze Weber, and from his first, half-plagiarized concertos to masterpieces like The Magic Flute. We watch Mozart clash with family and friends, with archbishops and emperors, and we feel again the tragedy of his mysterious early death. And above all, we hear his eternal music: music that captivated a continent, defined a genre, and changed the world.<br /><br /><em>“I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings”</em> - <strong>Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart</strong><br /><br /><strong>Buy Now to Discover:</strong><br /><ul><li>A layperson’s explanation of the devices that made Mozart’s music unique.</li><li>The complicated relationship between Mozart and his demanding father.</li><li>Mozart’s love affair with his cousin Maria Anna Thekla.</li><li>The surprising story behind the premiere of La nozze di Figaro.</li><li>Mozart’s friendship with fellow master Joseph Haydn.</li><li>The most likely cause of Mozart’s young death.</li><li>Mozart’s influence on Rossini, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and more.</li></ul><br /><strong>Buy Now and Read The True Story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...</strong><br />Thank you in advance for buying our book. We know you'll love it!
Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learnin...
by Jr., Leslie Odom

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English

Pages

208

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, Young Readers' Edition
by Li Cunxin

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English

Pages

313

Publication Date

October 01, 2011

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<DIV><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">At the age of eleven, Li Cunxin was one of the privileged few selected to serve in Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution by studying at the Beijing Dance Academy. Having known bitter poverty in his rural China home, ballet would be his family's best chance for a better future.  From one hardship to another, Cunxin demonstrated perseverance and an appetite for success that led him to be chosen as one of the first two people to leave Mao's China and go to American to dance on a special cultural exchange. But life in the U.S. was nothing like his communist indoctrination had led him to believe. Ultimately, he defected to the west in a dramatic media storm, and went on to dance with the Houston Ballet for sixteen years. </P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">This inspiring story of passion, resilience, and a family's love captures the harsh reality of life in Mao's communist China and the exciting world of professional dance. This compelling memoir includes photos documenting Li's extraordinary life. </P></DIV>
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
by J.K. Rowling

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

November 18, 2016

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<p>When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><p>Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, <em>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay</em> marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><p><em>The film</em> Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them <em>had its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.</em></p>
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>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 />“A story of great courage that all women—young and old—should read.” —Tina Brown<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Boys' Guide to Drawing (Drawing Cool Stuff)
by Aaron Sautter

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

Language

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>

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