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The Resource Ready to fly : how Sylvia Townsend became the bookmobile ballerina, story told by Lea Lyon and A. LaFaye ; foreword by Sylvia Townsend ; illustrated by Jessica Gibson

Ready to fly : how Sylvia Townsend became the bookmobile ballerina, story told by Lea Lyon and A. LaFaye ; foreword by Sylvia Townsend ; illustrated by Jessica Gibson

Label
Ready to fly : how Sylvia Townsend became the bookmobile ballerina
Title
Ready to fly
Title remainder
how Sylvia Townsend became the bookmobile ballerina
Statement of responsibility
story told by Lea Lyon and A. LaFaye ; foreword by Sylvia Townsend ; illustrated by Jessica Gibson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ready to Fly is the true story of Sylvia Townsend, an African American girl who falls in love with ballet after seeing Swan Lake on TV. Although there aren't many ballet schools that will accept a girl like Sylvia in the 1950s, her local bookmobile provides another possibility. A librarian helps Sylvia find a book about ballet and the determined seven-year-old, with the help of her new books, starts teaching herself the basics of classical ballet. Soon Sylvia learns how to fly-- how to dance--and how to dare to dream. Includes a note from the author and a brief history of the bookmobile
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lyon, Lea
Dewey number
  • 792.802/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • LaFaye, A
  • Townsend, Sylvia Robertson
  • Gibson, Jessica
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Townsend, Sylvia Robertson
  • Ballet dancers
  • Ballerinas
  • African American dancers
  • African American women
  • African Americans
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Ready to fly : how Sylvia Townsend became the bookmobile ballerina, story told by Lea Lyon and A. LaFaye ; foreword by Sylvia Townsend ; illustrated by Jessica Gibson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [38])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1099685807
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780062888785
Lccn
2018961752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1099685807
Label
Ready to fly : how Sylvia Townsend became the bookmobile ballerina, story told by Lea Lyon and A. LaFaye ; foreword by Sylvia Townsend ; illustrated by Jessica Gibson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [38])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1099685807
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780062888785
Lccn
2018961752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1099685807

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