Firebird

  • Title: Firebird
  • Author: Misty Copeland
  • Illustrator: Christopher Myers
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Publication year: 2014
  • Brief Summary: From Amazon-“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.”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – I found another great resource with discussion questions from the ADL (Anti-Defamation League).
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it. – Copeland’s text is just as graceful as Myers illustrations. Much like poetry, the text is lyrical. The collage and painted illustrations are vivid and colorful.

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