To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel

To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel

Siena Cherson Siegel

This children’s graphic novel is a memoir that tells the tale of a young girl who dreams the big dream of dancing professionally.  It goes through her struggles, her passions and her relationship with her family.  I really enjoyed seeing the transformation of this girl throughout the years it takes for her to become a ballerina.  I thought it fit well as a graphic novel, which I originally doubted because dance is based so heavily in movement and gestures.  The artwork is lovely, and not a drop of movement is lost.  I immediately related to the main character and waited her to succeed–even though I have no desire to dance, I have my own dreams and know what it feels like to want something that badly.

I’d really recommend this one for children who are interested in dance, or even for readers who need to be reminded that dreams do come true and all it takes is some hard work, dedication and support.  I enjoyed this one!

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