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To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel | Siena Cherson Siegel
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Dancers are young when they first dream of dance. Siena was six -- and her dreams kept skipping and leaping, circling and spinning, from airy runs along a beach near her home in Puerto Rico, to dance class in Boston, to her debut performance on stage with the New York City Ballet. Twirl along with Siena as she shares her story in words with pictures by acclaimed illustrator Mark Siegel.
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LibrarianRyan
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3.5 🌟
This is a graphic memoir about one girls dream to dance. Unlike what a reader expects, this does not show a dancer who starts out young and becomes the best ever, youngest ever, prima ballerina, but a real story about someone who tried. They never failed, but they did try. And they still love to dance. It intermixes the dance with stories of amazing choreographers, and a little girl living though her parents divorce.

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cjbattiste
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel | Mark Siegel, Siena Cherson Siegel

“Big empty spaces always made me dance.”

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cjbattiste
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel | Mark Siegel, Siena Cherson Siegel

The artwork by Mark Siegel is just fantastic and beautifully done.

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cjbattiste
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel | Mark Siegel, Siena Cherson Siegel
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A great book that is told in comic book form. Sentences are short, story is long and interesting. I can see dancers of any age loving this book.

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CassidyCantrell
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CassidyCantrell
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel | Mark Siegel, Siena Cherson Siegel

I like how each sentence has a picture for better explanation to the reader

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CassidyCantrell
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel | Mark Siegel, Siena Cherson Siegel
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-The Robert F. sibert honor book
This is like a comic book that would catch young readers eye. This book would be good for 2-6th grade.

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keyleannhawk1
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“ Instead I went to college, a difficult and complete change for me, but I needed to grow and develop in new ways. And I did”
Such a strong character development, so inspiring !

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keyleannhawk1
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I LOVE THIS!! Such a beautiful picture of a dream and goals to achieve!

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keyleannhawk1
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Published in 2006, this biography of a ballerina is inspiring because it shows her journey from Puerto Rico to Boston and her development as a dancer! The subjects life offers interest and meaning for today‘s child because a lot of students are engaging in extra curriculars and find some similar struggles as this young girl. Maybe not as big, but similar!

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KerriNTurner
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The artwork in this graphic novel is beautiful & anyone with a history of dance will relate to it. I recognised myself in just the first few images & words. A memoir, I found it to also be a tribute to the great dancers who influenced the writer. A surprising ending was very moving. I only wish it could have been longer - so many of the topics felt as though they were just touched on, I could‘ve easily read double the length.

Reecaspieces Love the torture...ugh toe shoes! 1y
angela_fi13 Beautiful!! Love all this books, I‘ll like to find any of this books here in my country 😢 1y
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KerriNTurner
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel | Mark Siegel, Siena Cherson Siegel
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I found this graphic novel among some secondhand books. Looks like the perfect read for this dance teacher!

Cinfhen Great photo 💞💞💞 2y
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A beautiful graphic memoir about ballet and dancing.