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Ballerina Dreams


  • The colorful photographs of this dancing community working toward a common goal accurately and sensitively capture the struggles and joyful enthusiasm of all of the participants.
    –Carol Schene, School Library Journal

    • This touching story would be a useful resource in an early childhood educational setting as an example of individuals with different abilities or disabilities, and its message of determination in the face of adversity is one that parents and educators of children of all ages would find useful.
    • The text is pithy but leaves the reader with great admiration for Ferrara and the difference she has made in these little ballerinas’ sense of confidence and self-worth.
      –Kirkus Reviews


  • Carlson, Nancy L. Arnie and the New Kid. Viking, 1990. ISBN-13: 978-0440845768
  • Cowen-Fletcher, Jane. Mama Zooms. Scholastic, 1993. ISBN-13: 978-0590457750
  • Damrell, Liz. With the Wind. Orchard, 1991. ISBN-13: 978-0531058824
  • Geras, Adele. Time for Ballet. Dial, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0803729780
  • Isadora, Rachel. Max. Macmillan, 1976. ISBN-13: 978-0021790456
  • Krementz, Jill. A Very Young Dancer. Random House, 1976.
  • Stadler, Alexander. Lila Bloom. Farrar, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0374344740