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Life in Motion (Paperback) by Misty Copeland

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The New York Times bestseller and ?unexpected page-turner? (Booklist, starred review), this deeply felt and beautifully written memoir reveals ballerina Misty Copeland?s inspiring and at times heartbreaking journey.

As the only African-American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious thirteen-year-old to become a ground­breaking ballerina.

When she discovered ballet, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life (culmi­nating in a highly publicized custody battle), she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind.

With an insider?s unique point of view, Misty opens a window into the life of a professional ballerina who lives life center stage: from behind the scenes at her first auditions to her triumphant roles in some of the most iconic ballets. But in this ?wrenching and revelatory? (The New York Times) memoir, she also delves deeper to reveal the desire and drive that made her dreams reality.

Life in Motion is a story of passion and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.
Number of Pages: 278.0
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Author: COPELAND, MISTY
Language: English
Street Date: December 16, 2014
TCIN: 16470416
UPC: 9781476737997
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-5370

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