By Misty Copeland and Christopher Myers

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In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl – an every girl – whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl’s faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird.

Lyrical and affecting text, paired with bold, striking illustrations that are some of Caldecott Honoree Christopher Myers’s best work, makes Firebird perfect for aspiring young dancers everywhere.

“An inspirational picture book for children daunted by the gap between their dream and their reality.”Booklist

“A poetic dialogue between an aspiring young dancer and the American Ballet Theater’s soloist comprises the text of this stunning picture book… which feature[s] full spreads bursting with color and excitement… A very successful collaboration.”School Library Journal

Putnam Juvenile, September 2014. Hardcover & Kindle, 40 pages.