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Ballerino Nate by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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Mar 28, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: picture-books

Summary: Nate has the heart of a dancer, and he is determined to learn ballet. Even his older brother, Ben, can’t change his mind with his claims that "boys don’t dance." Or can he? When Ben tells Nate that he’ll have to wear pink shoes and a dress, Nate becomes awfully worried. And when he’s the only boy in his ballet class, he begins to think that Ben is right: Maybe boys don’t dance.- Thanks Goodreads!

Reading level: 2nd-4th grade

Genre: Picture book

Topic: Dance, Siblings & following your dreams

Use: Independent, Read Aloud & Guided Reading

Social Issues: Reversed Gender Roles

Text/image: I like how the illustrations show what Nate and the other characters are thinking by thought bubbles. These bubbles allow the reader to know the character even better than with the dialogue alone.

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