1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm
Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor, 2015
American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice.
Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2015.