Ballerina and author Misty Copeland just released BUNHEADS [pub: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers], the first in a series of children’s book. This beautiful and inspiring story of a girl named—one sec. Take a look at that adorable cover… Yup!—Misty, who’s inspired to study ballet after seeing a captivating performance, is a sweet Kwanzaa and/or Christmas gift for the four-to-eight-year-old reader in your life. Black ♛ Fact: The talented illustrator, Setor Fiadzigbey is from Ghana. Check out his incredible artwork on his Instagram @setor_fia.
Here’s an excerpt of the incredible Misty Copeland reading from Bunheads:
Bunhead Book Description by the publisher Penguin Random House:
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.