Genre: Picture Book

Book Review: Misty Copeland’s Firebird

Book Review: Misty Copeland’s Firebird

This book came from the library, and I will never give you less than an honest review, no matter its source. I do provide informational and purchase links to make it more convenient for you to access the book. I also receive a percentage of the sale if you use one of my links to buy it. And that’s not enough money to be less than truthful *grin*.Firebirdby Misty CopelandIllustrator: Christopher Myers Genres: Picture BookThis Hardcover has 40 pages and was published by G.P. Putnam’s Books for Young Readers on September 14, 2014. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon A standalone story that is inspired by Misty Copeland’s own rise as a ballerina. In 2015, Firebird won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award New Writer Honor. In 2014, it was voted an NPR Best Book, an Amazon Best Book for Ages 6–8 as well as Amazon Best Book of the Month [September], and was Essence Magazine’s Best Children’s Book. To be fair, I suspect most of these awards are because it’s written by a black ballerina with a young black heroine. No, I’m not trying to […]

Posted January 21, 2017 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Children's / 0 Comments