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Ready to fly : how Sylvia Townsend became the bookmobile ballerina / story told by Lea Lyon and A. LaFaye ; foreword by Sylvia Townsend ; illustrated by Jessica Gibson.

Lyon, Lea 1945- (author.). LaFaye, A., (author.). Townsend, Sylvia Robertson 1943- (writer of foreword.). Gibson, Jessica (Illustrator), (illustrator.).

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Rowayton Library J BIO TOWNSEND (Text to phone) 33625122932986 Juvenile Biography Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page [38]).
Summary, etc.: 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. 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 note from the author and a brief history of the bookmobile.
Subject: African American dancers
Ballet dancers
African Americans Biography Juvenile literature
African American women Biography Juvenile literature
African American dancers Biography Juvenile literature
Ballerinas United States Biography Juvenile literature
Ballet dancers United States Biography Juvenile literature
Townsend, Sylvia Robertson 1943- Juvenile literature
Genre: Picture books.
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