Weekend Book Giveaway: Taking Flight

Looking for an amazing, inspirational, true life story?  Then Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina might be just the thing!

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From the publisher:

The extraordinary memoir of Michaela DePrince, a young dancer who escaped war-torn Sierra Leone for the rarefied heights of American ballet. Michaela 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. 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.

How cool is that?

For your chance to win an advanced readers copy of Taking Flight, tell me about something you love to do, and a person who encouraged you to do it more.

Winner will be selected by Random Number Generator on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or age 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.

Have a readtastic weekend!  – Dawn

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