Friday, May 30, 2008

Ballerina Dreams: A True Story by Lauren Thompson, Photographs by James Estrin

Abbey, Nicole, Shekina, Monica, and Veronica range in age from 3 to 7 years. They all shared the dream of being ballerinas. Joann Ferrara, a physical therapist and their dance instructor made that dream come true. Each girl is challenged by Cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy, but they don’t let that keep them from working hard to fulfill their dream. Bright action photos show each girl and her teenage helper as they work to hold their bodies in the various ballet poses. Their story is inspiring and conveys a lesson of perseverance.


1 comment:

Karen Gavigan said...

Second. What a moving title that will inspire all young children, especially those with disabilities. The photography is excellent and brings the true story to life. Nice "More About..." pages at the end including a page, "More About Cerebral Palsey."