Principal Ballerina Misty Copeland, serves as the 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair. The theme for the 60th anniversary of National Library Week, which runs April 8 through April 14, is ‘Libraries Transform: Libraries Lead’ with the intention of “encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time”, “improving incomes and health”, and “developing strong and happy family life.” Join us in celebrating libraries and check out these books!

  • Ballerina body

    In her first health and fitness book, Misty will show women how to find the motivation to get healthier and stronger, and how to reshape their bodies to be lean and flexible, with step-by-step advice, meal plans, workout routines, and words of inspiration.

  • Life in motion

    In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history as the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. But when she first placed her hands o n the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious thirteen-year-old to become a groundbreaking ballerina.

  • A ballerina's tale

    Iconic ballerina Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet Theater. Get the incredible, behind-the-scenes story of how she overcame outmoded ballet culture stereotypes and near career-ending injuries to become one of the most revered dancers of her generation.

  • Firebird

    American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice.

  • Life in motion

    Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland. Life in Motion is a story for all the kids who dare to be different, dream bigger, and want to break stereotypes in whatever they do.

  • Misty Copeland

    Discusses Misty Copeland's family, childhood, and early dancing years before she became a world famous ballerina.

  • Misty Copeland

    Misty Copeland is one of the most famous dancers in the world. But before she was dancing for millions of fans, Misty was just a young girl who loved ballet, even though she didn't look like the typical ballerina. Learn how she made it all the way to the top.