An Unlikely Ballerina
Krystyna Poray Goddu, Cosei Kawa (Illustrator) Kar-ben Publishing (AUGUST) Softcover $7.99 (32pp), 978-1-5124-8363-5
The course of Lily’s future is forever altered when she is given a choice between wearing an iron brace or attending dance lessons to strengthen her weak legs and turned-out feet in this inspirational true story. Whimsically graceful artwork captures the magic of Alicia Markova’s transformation from a young girl who has trouble walking into an internationally acclaimed prima ballerina gracing stages from her backyard in London to New York and Tel Aviv.
Illustration by Cosei Kawa from An Unlikely Ballerina, written by Krystyna Poray Goddu. Reprinted by permission of Kar-ben Publishing. www.karben.com .