Tags » Michaela Deprince

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


Non-fiction Books that Inspire

Non-fiction books are a great choice for kids because kids are naturally curious and love learning about the world around them. There are a lot of excellent informational books written for kids, but biographies and autobiographies can also be great choices for non-fiction books. 568 more words

Third Grade Books

Meet Michaela DePrince, the African Ballerina Inspiring Others

Few have been through what Michael DePrince has experienced, or live to tell a story about it in the form of ballet. But then again there are very few incredible women like Michael DePrince whose journey from war-torn Sierra Leone is captivating Hollywood A-List actresses like Meryl Streep and Angelina Jolie. 265 more words


Ballerina Memoir 'Taking Flight' En Pointe For MGM, Alloy

EXCLUSIVE: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has snapped up the rights to Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince’s Random House Children’s memoir Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.  147 more words


Book Review - Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Michaela DePrince is currently a dancer with the Dutch National Ballet, before that she was a ballet student in America, and before that she was an orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone. 227 more words


Tasting Michaela’s fierce hunger for life in her tale of dance, chance and hope

It’s not every day that you come across a life story as shattering and empowering as that of classical ballerina Michaela DePrince. It’s also not every day that you encounter a first person narrative told with such unabashed freshness that leaves you with goosebumps on every page. 669 more words

Robyn Sassen