Alex Ko: From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story

By KO, Alex

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ISBN
978-0-06-223601-2
Publisher
HarperCollins Harper


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 5–8—Ko focuses on the two main events in his young life: the loss of his dad from cancer when he was 11, and his subsequent foray into ballet, leading to a starring role, at age 13, on Broadway. After being sidelined from gymnastics to work through an injury, Ko finally received his father's blessing to pursue dance. His passion for it, both as an athlete and as an artist, is evident. Despite his family's financial hards...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on June 1, 2013

An exciting behind-the-scenes look at a popular, kid-focused Broadway musical. Engaging details about the audition process and how young stars manage schoolwork, cope with injuries, and employ nifty quick-costume-change tricks, will draw the audience into the fascinating world of performing on stage. Alex Ko’s personal story is riveting. Even readers who aren’t particularly interested in...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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