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From ‘devil’s child’ to star ballerina | Michaela DePrince

Born Mabinty Bangura in 1995, Michaela DePrince had many identities. One of them was “devil’s child” thanks to her vitiligo. Michaela grew up as an orphan in Sierra Leone during the civil war. 179 more words


Why Black Girls Should Become Ballerinas

Ballet is a form of dance that attracts few African Americans. Two African American ballerinas would like to change that and both of them wrote books. 251 more words

Nonfiction Monday Round-up

Igone de Jongh, Floor Eimers, Suzanna Kaic and Michaela DePrince

Igone de Jongh, Floor Eimers, Suzanna Kaic and Michaela DePrince, “Empire Noir” choreography by David Dawson from “Cool Britannia”, Het Nationale Ballet (Dutch National Ballet). World premiere: June 17, 2015… 55 more words


how i found hope

This is an amazing story by an amazing young girl. By the age of four she had lost both of her parents in wartorn Sierra Leone. 36 more words


Taking Flight by Michaela DePrince

This book outshines The Selection, Harry Potter, The Fault in Our Stars, and even The Lord of the Rings. I’ve had some pretty glowing reviews, however this is going to be even more enthusiastic than any review I’ve ever written (which admittedly is a short list). 425 more words


SPOTLIGHT - Michaela DePrince, The Black Ballerina Taking Flight

In 1995, a little girl was born in  the war-torn West African country, Sierra Leone. Her name was Mabinty Bangura. Due to civil unrest in the country, Mabinty lost both her parents by the age 3.   805 more words


Hope in a Ballet Shoe: orphaned by war, saved by ballet, by Michaela and Elaine DePrince - Maggie Watson reviews

This book tells the extraordinary story of how Mabinty Bangura from Sierra Leone survived war, famine, cruelty and prejudice to end up dancing with Dutch National Ballet under the name… 418 more words