Buying Options

Kindle Price: $10.99

Save $8.00 (42%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Kindle App Ad
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition by [Misty Copeland]

Follow the Authors

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition Kindle Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 499 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$10.99

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Mac and Windows desktops
    Desktop

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton
Amazon Business: Make the most of your Amazon Business account with exclusive tools and savings. Login now

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Misty Copeland made history by becoming the first African American female principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre. The bestselling author of Life in Motion and a children’s picture book, Firebird, she is the recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts and an inductee into the Boys and Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame. In 2015, Misty was named to Time magazine’s 100 list and was one of Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year.” She lives in New York City. Visit her online at MistyCopeland.com.

From School Library Journal

Gr 4–7—Although Copeland didn't begin her ballet training until the age of 13, she transcended the competition in just five years' time and became a professional dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. Despite Copeland's extraordinary natural talent, her dance career has not been an easy one. In this young readers edition of her 2014 autobiography, she relates her experiences growing up in a low-income, single-parent family and recounts the custody battle between her mother and her dance teacher. Copeland goes on to describe the challenges of her life as a professional ballerina, most notably her isolation as a black artist in a predominantly white field. She writes that "some people still notice [her] skin color before they notice [her] talent" and that others "simply don't believe brown girls have a place in classical ballet." While Copeland's overall tone is conversational, her frank discussion of race is serious and relevant to tween readers. She expresses gratitude for her numerous friends and supporters and recalls her delight at certain opportunities and roles, such as her collaboration with Prince and her landmark performance as the Firebird in 2012. Copeland closes her book by saying that she wants young dancers to "look at what I've accomplished and realize they can achieve this dream, too." VERDICT Copeland's story will interest, inform, and inspire budding ballerinas and deserves a place in every library that serves middle grade readers.—Magdalena Teske, Naperville Public Library, IL --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01EG7A7N2
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Aladdin; Young Readers ed. edition (December 6, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 6, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 17394 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 499 ratings

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5
499 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2019
Verified Purchase
14 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2017
Verified Purchase
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars This was an amazing book. My 9 year old daughter couldn't put ...
By Hair/Makeup with MEJ on June 19, 2017
This was an amazing book. My 9 year old daughter couldn't put it down. My daughter loves ballet and she is also mixed. So she was very interested in Misty Copelands story. She told me about each chapter and I just had to read it for myself. I would recommend it to anyone. It was a fantastic story.
Images in this review
Customer image Customer image Customer image
Customer imageCustomer imageCustomer image
17 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 12, 2019
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2018
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2018
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2017
Verified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2018
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2017
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Frankie
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect for a 10 year old ballerina
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 20, 2020
Verified Purchase
mumof2
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 6, 2018
Verified Purchase
Hola Dancer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 14, 2019
Verified Purchase
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Read for Young Dancers
Reviewed in Canada on October 31, 2018
Verified Purchase