Brave Ballerina

Brave Ballerina

The Story of Janet Collins

Book - 2019 | First edition
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Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. From her early childhood lessons to the height of her success as the first African-American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, this is the story of a remarkable pioneer. Full color.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250127730
1250127734
Call Number: j Facts 792.8028 M4825 2018
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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From her early childhood lessons to the height of her success as the first African-American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, this is the story of dancer Janet Collins.


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Jun 19, 2019

I'm sure there was a good story behind this, but it would have probably made a better biography for an older child than a story for young children. I wouldn't recommend it, because the story was presented in such a racist manner constantly differentiating based on color. It wasn't about a girl who overcame challenges it was about black this black that. I don't want to teach my children racism I want to teach them that we are all human beings, and this much emphasis on color and race teachers the opposite of that. The story was limited and very backseat to making sure everyone was aware that black people are different. Just such a bad example for young children.

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