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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>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 />But it wasn't an easy road to success. Aly faced obstacle after obstacle, including naysayers who claimed that she didn't have the talent to compete at an elite level and classmates who shamed Aly for her athletic body. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to believe in herself and prove her doubters wrong. 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 />
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>
The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir
by Maddie Ziegler

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<b>THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <BR>Teen dance prodigy, breakout <i>Dance Moms </i>star<i>, </i>and judge on <i>So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation</i> presents her uplifting coming-of-age memoir about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life.<BR><BR>Maddie Ziegler had hoped to become a star—she just didn’t know how soon that day would come. 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 catching eyes all over—including those of pop superstar Sia, who handpicked her to star in the incredibly popular music video “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 world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she’s learned—and preparing for the exciting road ahead.
Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina
by , Elaine Deprince

Language

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.
Mao's Last Dancer, Young Readers' Edition
by Li Cunxin

Language

English

Pages

304

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 /><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 /><p><em>The film</em> Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them <em>had its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.</em></p>
Middle Eastern Dance (World of Dance)
by Penni Al Zayer

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

March 01, 2010

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A series focusing on the rich varieties of dance from countries and continents around the world including those of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as various dance styles including modern dance, ballet and popular dance from ballroom to hip-hop.
Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies)
by Russell Freedman

Language

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).
Pyramid
by David Macaulay

Language

English

Pages

80

Publication Date

April 26, 1982

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<DIV>Through concise text and richly detailed black and white illustrations we come to know the philosophy of life and death in ancient Egypt.</div>

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