Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina Lea Lyon

Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina

Author: Lea Lyon
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Book Title
Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina
Author
Lea Lyon
ISBN
9780062888785
Lyrical, inspiring, and affecting text paired with bright, appealing illustrations make Ready to Fly perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere who are ready to leap and to spread their wings 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. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share at home or in the classroom. 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 foreword from Sylvia Townsend, a brief history of the bookmobile, an author's note, and a further reading list.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Lea Lyon, Alexandria LafayePublisher: HarperCollinsPublished: 01/28/2020ISBN: 9780062888785Pages: 40Weight: 0.90lbsSize: 11.20h x 8.90w x 0.40dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 11/18/2019School Library Journal 12/01/2019 pg. 98Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 506827 / Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile BallerinaReading Level: 3.5 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5

Lyrical, inspiring, and affecting text paired with bright, appealing illustrations make Ready to Fly perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere who are ready to leap and to spread their wings

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. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share at home or in the classroom.

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 foreword from Sylvia Townsend, a brief history of the bookmobile, an author's note, and a further reading list.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Lea Lyon, Alexandria Lafaye
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 01/28/2020
ISBN: 9780062888785
Pages: 40
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 11.20h x 8.90w x 0.40d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 11/18/2019
School Library Journal 12/01/2019 pg. 98
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 506827 / Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina
Reading Level: 3.5 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5

Lyrical, inspiring, and affecting text paired with bright, appealing illustrations make Ready to Fly perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere who are ready to leap and to spread their wings

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. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share at home or in the classroom.

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 foreword from Sylvia Townsend, a brief history of the bookmobile, an author's note, and a further reading list.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Lea Lyon, Alexandria Lafaye
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 01/28/2020
ISBN: 9780062888785
Pages: 40
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 11.20h x 8.90w x 0.40d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 11/18/2019
School Library Journal 12/01/2019 pg. 98
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 506827 / Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina
Reading Level: 3.5 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5