Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson

By SCHUBERT, Leda

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ISBN
9781499805925
Publisher
little bee


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2017  |  Elementary

Gr 2–5—Schubert lovingly tells the life story of Raven Wilkinson, the first African American ballerina to tour with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. From the age of nine, she was enamored and determined to make it as a dancer after an uncle gave her the gift of ballet lessons. Schubert chronicles the many injustices Wilkinson experienced over the course of her career because of racism, including segregation, violence from the Ku Klux Klan, and b...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2018

Following a foreword by ballerina Misty Copeland, Schubert gracefully tells the story of Raven Wilkinson, the first African American ballet...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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