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10 thoughts on “Ready to Fly

  1. says:

    The impact of a bookmobile is shared in this wonderful true story about a ground breaking ballerina

  2. says:

    I absolutely love the opening author s note from Sylvia Townsend about hopes and dreams The hopes for parents, for the book, and for children are really something special The illustrations, including the details like the wood paneling, rugs, and furniture in the rooms of the house, transport you to the past I love that Sylvia takes matters into her own hands to make herself tutus, and get books to teach herself about ballet This go get it attitude is exactly what we hope to instill in our kids I especially liked that they included the part about her sharing her talent and teaching other kids ballet as well Additionally, the use of the ballet vocabulary is a nice touch The historical images of the bookmobiles were really cool to see.

  3. says:

    READY TO FLY is a biography of Sylvia Townsend and how she became a ballerina She always loved to dance and could feel it through her whole body She would even help teach the other children from the neighborhood from her stoop.When her teacher notices Sylvia s talent, she offers to pay for her to learn dancing lessons However, she grew up in a time where African Americans faced struggles like not being accepted into a ballet class So, she continues to teach the others and then they perform in the school talent show Here, she learns of Madame Sawicka, a dance teacher who came from Russia, and she sees an opportunity to become even better.We can learn from Sylvia s story because it s one that teaches you shouldn t give up on your dream Persevere and you can succeed anything I love how darling the illustrations are There s a brief history of Bookmobiles in the back that s intriguing as well This is an inspirational read that would be great for children who want to dance too.Final Verdict I would recommend this to fans of ballet, history, inspirational stories, and following your dreams.This review can also be found on YABC

  4. says:

    This is an excellent book, but because it s trying to cover several issues in such a short book, it has small flaws For instance, it s trying to cover a girl s love of dance, her love of books, the support she gets from teachers, family and librarians, and the flaws of a segregated society, all in 40 pages.That said, it s a wonderful introduction to Sylvia Townsend and her personal legacy as a dancer and a dance teacher It s also a very inspirational book about learning things on your own and finding the people and resources that can and will offer you help.

  5. says:

    I really loved the illustrations of this book Something about the lines, from the lines of texture in Sylvia s hair to the wavy lines of her tutu, were really lovely and added a certain charm to the illustrations The story, too, was fun and it was nice to read about the history of a woman I d never heard of before The tie in between her biography and the bookmobile and its history felt a little lacking, like the authors could have connected the two a bit better, but this was ultimately a fun, informational read with pretty illustrations.

  6. says:

    This wonderful book can inspire all children to pursue their dreams and to use the library to help get you there.

  7. says:

    The inspiring, uplifiting story about how Townsend realized her childhood dream.

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Ready to Fly An Inspiring Picture Book For Little Ballerinas Everywhere 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 TVAlthough There Aren T Many Ballet Schools That Will Accept A Girl Like Sylvia In The S, 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 BalletSoon Sylvia Learns How To Fly How To Dance And How To Dare To DreamLyrical, Easy To Read, And Affecting Text Paired With Bright, Appealing Illustrations Make Ready To Fly Perfect For Aspiring Ballerinas Everywhere Who Are Ready To Leap And To Spread Their WingsIncludes A Foreword From Sylvia Townsend, A Brief History Of The Bookmobile, An Author S Note, And A Further Reading List