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Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince - Authors

Michaela DePrince was born in 1995 in Sierra Leone. After the deaths of her parents, she moved to an orphanage from which she was adopted and taken to the US in 1999. Elaine DePrince, her new mother, noticed Michaela's obsession with ballet and arranged for her to begin lessons.

Michaela is now a professional ballerina and dances with The Dutch National Ballet. She is recognised throughout the world as an inspirational woman: she featured in Huffington Post's Most Amazing Young People of the Year and Newsweek's 125 Women of Impact and has spoken at the United Nations.

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Ballerina Dreams
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince - illustrated by Ella Okstad
In a nutshell: the inspiring true story of ballerina Michaela DePrince | This charming little book opens with a scene any young dancer dreams of: a girl peeking through the curtains before flying onto the stage, a ballerina. The journey...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
The amazing true story of how an orphan from Sierra Leone has become a major US ballet star. Michaela DePrince's life began in a country wracked by conflict. Her parents died when she was a baby. Placed in an orphanage...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
January 2015 Book of the Month The amazing true story of how an orphan from Sierra Leone has become a major US ballet star. Michaela DePrince's life began in a country wracked by conflict. Her parents died when she was...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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