Ready to fly : how Sylvia Townsend became the bookmobile ballerina

Ready to fly : how Sylvia Townsend became the bookmobile ballerina

Lyon, Lea, 1945- author.


1st ed.

Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.

Reading Level
AD 690 L Lexile

Personal Subject
Townsend, Sylvia Robertson, 1943-

Subject Term
Ballerinas -- United States -- Biography.
African American women -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Ballet dancers.

Picture books.

Added Author
LaFaye, A.,
Townsend, Sylvia Robertson, 1943-
Gibson, Jessica (Illustrator)

"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."

LibraryCall NumberStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)J 921 TOWNSENDNonfiction Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)J 921 TOWNSENDNonfiction Collection
Stillwater Public LibraryJ 921 TOWNSENDNonfiction Collection
Wildwood Library (Mahtomedi)J 921 TOWNSENDNonfiction Collection