Bunheads

Bunheads
Author: Misty Copeland
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 0399547657
ISBN 13: 9780399547652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bunheads Book Review:

Instant New York Times bestselling series opener inspired by prima ballerina and author Misty Copeland's own early experiences in ballet. From prima ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland comes the story of a young Misty, who discovers her love of dance through the ballet Coppélia--a story about a toymaker who devises a villainous plan to bring a doll to life. Misty is so captivated by the tale and its heroine, Swanilda, she decides to audition for the role. But she's never danced ballet before; in fact, this is the very first day of her very first dance class! Though Misty is excited, she's also nervous. But as she learns from her fellow bunheads, she makes wonderful friends who encourage her to do her very best. Misty's nerves quickly fall away, and with a little teamwork, the bunheads put on a show to remember. Featuring the stunning artwork of newcomer Setor Fiadzigbey, Bunheads is an inspiring tale for anyone looking for the courage to try something new.

Bunheads

Bunheads
Author: Sophie Flack
Publsiher: Poppy
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-10-10
ISBN 10: 0316193224
ISBN 13: 9780316193221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bunheads Book Review:

On-stage beauty. Backstage drama. As a dancer with the ultra-prestigious Manhattan Ballet Company, nineteen-year-old Hannah Ward juggles intense rehearsals, dazzling performances and complicated backstage relationships. Up until now, Hannah has happily devoted her entire life to ballet. But when she meets a handsome musician named Jacob, Hannah's universe begins to change, and she must decide if she wants to compete against the other "bunheads" in the company for a star soloist spot or strike out on her own in the real world. Does she dare give up the gilded confines of the ballet for the freedoms of everyday life?

Bunheads

Bunheads
Author: Sophie Flack
Publsiher: Poppy
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-10-09
ISBN 10: 9780316126540
ISBN 13: 0316126543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bunheads Book Review:

Hannah Ward revels in the competition, intense rehearsals, and dazzling performances that come with being a member of the corps de ballet, but after meeting musician Jacob she begins to realize there could be more to her life.

Bunheads

Bunheads
Author: Sophie Flack
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780606267052
ISBN 13: 0606267050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bunheads Book Review:

Juggling intense rehearsals and complicated rivalries as a member of the Manhattan Ballet Company, dancer Hannah Ward finds her priorities changing when she falls in love with handsome guitar player Jacob.

The Audition

The Audition
Author: Maddie Ziegler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 1481486381
ISBN 13: 9781481486385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Audition Book Review:

Bunheads meets The Kicks in this first novel in a brand-new middle grade trilogy from New York Times bestselling author, dancer, model, and actress Maddie Ziegler! Twelve-year-old Harper has been dancing practically since she could walk. She loves her dance studio and team, and just won her first ever top junior solo in a regional competition. But right before the school year starts, Harper’s parents drop a bombshell—the family has to relocate from their cozy town in Connecticut to sunny Florida for their jobs. That means goodbye to her friends, dance team, trips to see shows in NYC—and did she mention dance team? When she arrives at her new dance school and new team, it feels like everyone has better feet, quicker turns and faster taps than Harper. And it doesn’t help that a group of girls, who nicknamed themselves The Bunheads, wonder how the heck she made the team if she can’t even do a simple turn sequence in front of the class. Thankfully, Harper befriends Lily, a fellow newbie in the studio who is just as eager to make her mark and find a friendly face. With a big competition coming up for the dance team, Harper is determined to show everyone—especially those Bunheads—what she’s made of. And when a very badly timed injury threatens all of the work they have done, The Bunheads, Lily, and Harper must learn to truly work together to give them their best shot at the top spot!

Ellie and the Bunheads

Ellie and the Bunheads
Author: Sally Warner
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780679890973
ISBN 13: 0679890971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ellie and the Bunheads Book Review:

Thirteen-year-old Ellie explores the ups and downs of becoming a teenager and a serious ballet dancer.

Battle of the Bunheads

Battle of the Bunheads
Author: Jahnna N. Malcolm
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2000-09
ISBN 10: 9780970016416
ISBN 13: 0970016417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battle of the Bunheads Book Review:

When, as a practical joke, Mary Bubnik, the worst dancer in the class, is nominated to compete for a chance to appear with a famous ballerina, McGee, Gwen, Zan and Rocky decide they must act.

The Competition

The Competition
Author: Maddie Ziegler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 1481486446
ISBN 13: 9781481486446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Competition Book Review:

Bunheads meets The Kicks in this third novel in this entertaining middle grade series from New York Times bestselling author, dancer, model, and actress Maddie Ziegler! Harper and her fellow Dance Starz are headed to New York City for the big national competition! Not only will they be up against their arch-rivals, the Belles, but Harper will also face off against her old dance team. Does Harper have what it takes to finally prove that she belongs on the big stage?

The Women of Amy Sherman Palladino

The Women of Amy Sherman Palladino
Author: Scott Ryan,David Bushman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN 10: 9781949024043
ISBN 13: 1949024040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Women of Amy Sherman Palladino Book Review:

Smart, quirky, female-centric, drenched in pop-culture references - Amy Sherman-Palladino's singular TV voice has won her legions of fans and critical appreciation over the past two decades, thanks to shows like Gilmore Girls, Bunheads, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Sherman-Palladino - the first woman ever to win Emmy Awards for both comedy writing and directing in a single year - may write about different decades and milieus, but her sensibility is unique and unmistakable throughout. Her greatest contribution may be her pantheon of unforgettable female characters, including Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel), Sookie St. James (Melissa McCarthy), Michelle Simms (Sutton Foster), Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein), and Miriam "Midge" Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan). In The Women of Amy Sherman-Palladino, writers from different walks of live - scholars, critics, writers, comedians, dancers -- take us on a journey through the worlds of these characters, and how they have influenced their own lives. This is the second book in the Women of series, after The Women of David Lynch, published in June 2019. This unique series, covers great female characters in television and film.

The Callback

The Callback
Author: Maddie Ziegler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN 10: 1481486411
ISBN 13: 9781481486415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Callback Book Review:

Bunheads meets The Kicks in this second novel in a middle grade trilogy from New York Times bestselling author, dancer, model, and actress Maddie Ziegler! After a successful first competition, twelve-year-old Harper is eager to keep on making her mark in Dance Starz. But lately, she’s having a bit of “dancer’s block.” In her one-on-one with her teacher, Harper is reminded that dancing isn’t just about the spins and leaps; it’s about the emotion and passion for dancing, too. And lately, she hasn’t felt that Harper has been living up to her usual standards. Vanessa will be choosing the first soloist to compete at the next competition for the team, and suggests to Harper that she find a way to figure out how to get that mojo back. Thanks to a chance conversation, Harper joins the school musical. Not only is this an opportunity to polish up her stage presence, but as the newbie at school, Harper is excited to make some more friends. But some of the teammates are not thrilled that Harper is doing something besides the dance team. Plus, their biggest rivals, the Belles, are looking to go toe-to-toe with them in the upcoming competition—and both teams have something to prove. Harper realizes that the musical, dance team, and school might be a little much. Can she figure out how to find her balance—on-stage and off?

Firebird

Firebird
Author: Misty Copeland
Publsiher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0399166157
ISBN 13: 9780399166150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Firebird Book Review:

A debut picture book by an American Ballet Theatre soloist follows the experiences of an insecure young girl who the author encourages to believe in herself and achieve her dreams through hard work and dedication.

Black Ballerinas

Black Ballerinas
Author: Misty Copeland
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2021-11-02
ISBN 10: 1534474250
ISBN 13: 9781534474253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Ballerinas Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland comes an illustrated nonfiction collection celebrating dancers of color who have influenced her on and off the stage. As a young girl living in a motel with her mother and her five siblings, Misty Copeland didn’t have a lot of exposure to ballet or prominent dancers. She was sixteen when she saw a black ballerina on a magazine cover for the first time. The experience emboldened Misty and told her that she wasn’t alone—and her dream wasn’t impossible. In the years since, Misty has only learned more about the trailblazing women who made her own success possible by pushing back against repression and racism with their talent and tenacity. Misty brings these women’s stories to a new generation of readers and gives them the recognition they deserve. With an introduction from Misty about the legacy these women have had on dance and on her career itself, this book delves into the lives and careers of women of color who fundamentally changed the landscape of American ballet from the early 20th century to today.

Joyland

Joyland
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Titan Books (US, CA)
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1781168490
ISBN 13: 9781781168493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joyland Book Review:

A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME! The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. "I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book." –Stephen King

Teaching and Learning on Screen

Teaching and Learning on Screen
Author: Mark Readman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-11-09
ISBN 10: 1137578726
ISBN 13: 9781137578723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching and Learning on Screen Book Review:

What stories are told about teaching and learning on TV and in film? And how do these stories reflect, refract and construct myths, anxieties and pleasures about teaching and learning? This collection looks at how pedagogy is represented on screen, and how TV programs and films translate pedagogic ideas into stories and relationships. International in scope, with case studies and analysis from the UK, US, Australia, Turkey and Brazil—the book adopts a critical stance in relation to the ways in which theories of learning and myths about education are mobilized on screen. Teaching and Learning on Screen: Mediated Pedagogies provides a stimulating addition to the field of media and cultural studies, while also promoting debate about particular pedagogic models and strategies that will contribute to the professional development of educators and those involved in teacher education.

Firebird

Firebird
Author: Misty Copeland
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2014-09-04
ISBN 10: 0698171624
ISBN 13: 9780698171626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Firebird Book Review:

In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird. Lyrical and affecting text paired with bold, striking illustrations that are some of Caldecott Honoree Christopher Myers's best work, makes Firebird perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere.

Superheroes Are Everywhere

Superheroes Are Everywhere
Author: Kamala Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 1984837516
ISBN 13: 9781984837516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superheroes Are Everywhere Book Review:

From Vice President Kamala Harris comes a picture book with an empowering message: Superheroes are all around us--and if we try, we can all be heroes too. Now a #1 New York Times bestseller! Before Kamala Harris was elected to the vice presidency, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere! In her family, among her friends, even down the street--there were superheroes wherever she looked. And those superheroes showed her that all you need to do to be a superhero is to be the best that you can be. In this empowering and joyful picture book that speaks directly to kids, Kamala Harris takes readers through her life and shows them that the power to make the world a better place is inside all of us. And with fun and engaging art by Mechal Renee Roe, as well as a guide to being a superhero at the end, this book is sure to have kids taking up the superhero mantle (cape and mask optional). Praise for Superheroes Are Everywhere: "This [book] offers a solid message: a superhero could be anyone, including you." --Booklist

Swan Dive

Swan Dive
Author: Georgina Pazcoguin
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN 10: 1250244293
ISBN 13: 9781250244291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swan Dive Book Review:

"Don't expect just tulle and toe shoes. In this fascinating insider's tale, NYCB dancer Pazcoguin reveals her world. . . . A striking debut." —People Award-winning New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, aka the Rogue Ballerina, gives readers a backstage tour of the real world of elite ballet—the gritty, hilarious, sometimes shocking truth you don’t see from the orchestra circle. In this love letter to the art of dance and the sport that has been her livelihood, NYCB’s first Asian American female soloist Georgina Pazcoguin lays bare her unfiltered story of leaving small-town Pennsylvania for New York City and training amid the unique demands of being a hybrid professional athlete/artist, all before finishing high school. She pitches us into the fascinating, whirling shoes of dancers in one of the most revered ballet companies in the world with an unapologetic sense of humor about the cutthroat, survival-of-the-fittest mentality at NYCB. Some swan dives are literal: even in the ballet, there are plenty of face-plants, backstage fights, late-night parties, and raucous company bonding sessions. Rocked by scandal in the wake of the #MeToo movement, NYCB sits at an inflection point, inching toward progress in a strictly traditional culture, and Pazcoguin doesn’t shy away from ballet’s dark side. She continues to be one of the few dancers openly speaking up against the sexual harassment, mental abuse, and racism that in the past went unrecognized or was tacitly accepted as par for the course—all of which she has painfully experienced firsthand. Tying together Pazcoguin’s fight for equality in the ballet with her infectious and deeply moving passion for her craft, Swan Dive is a page-turning, one-of-a-kind account that guarantees you'll never view a ballerina or a ballet the same way again.

Life in Motion

Life in Motion
Author: Misty Copeland,Charisse Jones
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN 10: 1476737983
ISBN 13: 9781476737980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life in Motion Book Review:

Profiles the life and career of the professional ballerina, covering from when she began dance classes at age thirteen in an after-school community center through becoming the only African American soloist dancing with the American Ballet Theatre.

Boys Dance American Ballet Theatre

Boys Dance   American Ballet Theatre
Author: John Robert Allman
Publsiher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 0593181166
ISBN 13: 9780593181164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boys Dance American Ballet Theatre Book Review:

A lively and encouraging picture book celebrating boys who love to dance, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre. Boys who love to dance are center stage in this encouraging, positive, rhyming picture book about guys who love to pirouette, jeté, and plié. Created in partnership with the American Ballet Theatre and with the input of their company's male dancers, here is a book that shows ballet is for everyone. Written by the acclaimed author of A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z, this book subtly seeks to address the prejudice toward boys and ballet by showing the skill, hard work, strength, and smarts is takes to be a dancer. Fun and buoyant illustrations show boys of a variety of ages and ethnicities, making this the ideal book for any boy who loves dance. An afterword with photos and interviews with some of ABT's male dancers completes this empowering and joyful picture book.

Change Sings

Change Sings
Author: Amanda Gorman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN 10: 0593203232
ISBN 13: 9780593203231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Change Sings Book Review:

A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long "I can hear change humming In its loudest, proudest song. I don't fear change coming, And so I sing along." In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes—big or small—in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves. With lyrical text and rhythmic illustrations that build to a dazzling crescendo by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long, Change Sings is a triumphant call to action for everyone to use their abilities to make a difference.