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Inspirational Dancer
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
READY TO FLY is a biography of Sylvia Townsend and how she became a ballerina. She always loved to dance and could feel it through her whole body. She would even help teach the other children from the neighborhood from her stoop.

When her teacher notices Sylvia's talent, she offers to pay for her to learn dancing lessons. However, she grew up in a time where African Americans faced struggles like not being accepted into a ballet class. So, she continues to teach the others and then they perform in the school talent show. Here, she learns of Madame Sawicka, a dance teacher who came from Russia, and she sees an opportunity to become even better.

We can learn from Sylvia's story because it's one that teaches you shouldn't give up on your dream. Persevere and you can succeed anything. I love how darling the illustrations are. There's a brief history of Bookmobiles in the back that's intriguing as well. This is an inspirational read that would be great for children who want to dance too.


Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of ballet, history, inspirational stories, and following your dreams.
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