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Albert Whitman & Company
"As a young girl in Cuba, Alicia Alonso practiced ballet in tennis shoes. Within a few years, she was in New York City, with a promising ballet career. But her eyesight began to fail. When Alicia needed surgeries to save her vision, dancing was impossible, but she wouldn't give up her dream. She found the strength and determination to return to the stage and become a prima ballerina. This is the true story of a woman who overcame her challenges, mastered...
Feiwel and Friends
No two dances were the same. Each one was beautiful because it was different - just like how Sydney's body was also beautiful because it was different. Sydney Mesher was born with ten toes and five fingers. But it was her toes that her mum noticed first. 'I can tell she's going to be a dancer,' she said. And it turned out Mum was right - after years of hard work, Sydney eventually danced her way onto the famous stage of Radio City Music Hall, becoming...
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Before the "accident" Genie was an aspiring ballerina, a star pupil at her exclusive New York dance school, now she is a bitter teenager, permanently confined to a wheelchair, shutting herself off from her friends, her beloved teacher, and even her mother; but at physical therapy she meets Kyle, a gymnast whose traumatic brain injury has landed him in therapy--and through their growing friendship Genie realizes that she has to confront the things...