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A lively and encouraging picture book celebrating boys who love to dance, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre.

Boys who love to dance are center stage in this encouraging, positive, rhyming picture book about guys who love to pirouette, jet�, and pli�. Created in partnership with the American Ballet Theatre and with the input of their company's male dancers, here
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 22nd 2020 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers
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Shanna
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a beautiful, pleasant book that encourages boys of all backgrounds to pursue ballet and dance! With pictures that pop and move across the page, this book is sure to inspire the dancer in every child.
Stefanie Kellum
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
*I read a digital ARC of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss.
Annamarie Carlson
Travel through a day of ballet practice for a group of young boys.

This book stands out by focusing on diverse, male ballet dancers. The story is simple--going through the daily routine of a standard kids' ballet practice, except all the kids are boys (not traditionally shown in picture books about ballet, except maybe one child seemingly as an afterthought). Highlights real, diverse, male ballet dancers from throughout history. A fun read for young dancers and a great choice for anyone looking t
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Five boys (three with varying shades of brown skin, one white, and one Asian) take a ballet class and look forward to becoming dancers and athletes, like their role models at the American Ballet Theatre, in the future. The rhyming text is a little forced at times, but works alright. A fun and sweet book to celebrate boys who love ballet. Text at the back provides further information about men who are perform with the American Ballet Theatre.

Themes: Dance, Gender Expression
Age range: 3-7
Franki Sibberson
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Author's note with "Meet the Men of American Ballet Theater" at end of book. Photo of now and in childhood with short bio.
Jeremy West
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must-have book for every young dancer’s library.
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