Misty Copeland: Power and Grace

Misty Copeland Power and Grace Power and grace define Misty Copeland an influential ballet dancer who has broken through difficult barriers to become the first female African American to be promoted to principal dancer at the Ameri

  • Title: Misty Copeland: Power and Grace
  • Author: Richard Corman
  • ISBN: 9781943328130
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • Power and grace define Misty Copeland an influential ballet dancer who has broken through difficult barriers to become the first female African American to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre Misty has proven adversity can be conquered by reaching higher and working harder to define what is humanly possible, regardless of the path one chooses toPower and grace define Misty Copeland an influential ballet dancer who has broken through difficult barriers to become the first female African American to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre Misty has proven adversity can be conquered by reaching higher and working harder to define what is humanly possible, regardless of the path one chooses to follow their dreams In Misty s own words, Finding your power doesn t have to be scary Instead, it makes you feel in control, strong, and proud Through the stunning black and white photography of Richard Corman and Misty s own words, her inspiring message of hope, strength, and focus speaks to young girls and women In the introduction, Cindy Bradley, Misty s ballet teacher who discovered and encouraged Misty to develop her talent and follow her heart, gives context to the obstacles and challenges that helped Misty find her power and achieve success Misty Copeland is the embodiment of the American dream Bill Whitaker, 60 MINUTES

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    1. This is ultimately a small collection of gorgeous photos of Misty Copeland in action with short quotes and a few longer passages of text from her Life in Motion autobiography as captions. The few number of pages is the reason it rated 4 instead of 5 stars.

    2. Gorgeous photos. It would have been to have a few more words. I'm not even sure if this counts as reading a book. It feels like cheating.

    3. Probably a lovely gift for any young girl Misty Copeland may inspire, but not worth more than a glance otherwise. While the quotes tempted me to read her autobiography and the book exhibited a few lovely photo shoots, it feels empty. I disliked the color tints that permeated every page; in a photography book about a black dancer, shouldn't I at least know the color of her skin by the end? Sure, the black-and-white, blue-, red-, and yellow-washed images depict the shape and shade of her body, but [...]

    4. I've never had a book that's perfect for my coffee table before, not until now. Most folks have books of European countries or photos of fantastic dinners and hors d' oeuvres. Me, I now have the lovely Misty Copeland. This young lady, used to play basketball and dance at the Boys and Girls Club- having fun just being a kid. But her teacher saw something special in her and managed to get her a scholarship. Four years later, she was the first African-American female principal dance for the America [...]

    5. Quick and simple photo book with great pictures and quotes. I have two small quibbles. I would have liked a bit more text, and I wish at least one or two of the photos was in color. The pictures are beautiful, but since so much of the text talks about the resistance she faces because of her skin and body I would have loved a few photos that weren't sepia toned. Good for reluctant readers or struggling readers because there's very little text, but what it has is often powerful.

    6. I had no idea Misty Copeland got her start in ballet at a Boys and Girls club class for disadvantaged youth. In just 60 short pages (most of them consisting of a series of visually striking photographs), we're given a glimpse of her struggles, accomplishments, passion, and the importance of her on-going mission to inspire young girls of color to become dancers, in spite of the odds. What a stunning, beautiful, and talented role model!

    7. Basically a picture book, but so inspiring. Words alone can never do a ballerina's story justice anyway. Proof of just how much we can accomplish when we don't allow negativity in our mindsets. Being the first African-American principal ballerina for the ABT is amazing enough. To have started ballet in her teens with a shorter and more athletic physique, Misty shows us that anything's possible. Love these great role models for today's dancers --- young and old!

    8. Motivating story of how she became such a great dancer and role model for all the little brown girls. Her natural talent and ability to develop her dancing skills was impressionable. Taking away the right to honor and be proud of what you are naturally good at, work hard to maintain and develop those skills and show them off with humbleness and gratitude. Good read.

    9. Brief photographic story of the first African-American female to be promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre. A very positive account of the successful pursuit of a dream.

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