Review: Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy by Misty Copeland
Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy
Illustrated by Salena Barnes
Published November 2, 2021
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About Black Ballerinas
As a young girl living in a motel with her mother and her five siblings, Misty Copeland didn’t have a lot of exposure to ballet or prominent dancers. She was sixteen when she saw a black ballerina on a magazine cover for the first time. The experience emboldened Misty and told her that she wasn’t alone—and her dream wasn’t impossible.
In the years since, Misty has only learned more about the trailblazing women who made her own success possible by pushing back against … Continue reading