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*CANCELLED* Saturday Storytime Presents LEA LYON at Books Inc. Berkeley

Lea Lyon author photo and Ready to Fly cover image

*This event has been cancelled with a reschedule date TBD.*

Saturday Storytime very excitedly welcomes special guest author Lea Lyon in celebration of her beautiful and inspiring picture book biography, Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina. (Ages 3+)

Ready to Fly is the true story of Sylvia Townsend, an African American girl who falls in love with ballet after seeing Swan Lake on TV.

Although there aren't many ballet schools that will accept a girl like Sylvia in the 1950s, her local bookmobile provides another possibility. A librarian helps Sylvia find a book about ballet and the determined seven-year-old, with the help of her new books, starts teaching herself the basics of classical ballet.

Soon Sylvia learns how to fly--how to dance--and how to dare to dream.

Lyrical, easy-to-read, and affecting text paired with bright, appealing illustrations make Ready to Fly perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere who are ready to leap and to spread their wings.

Includes a foreword from Sylvia Townsend, a brief history of the bookmobile, an author's note, and a further reading list.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Berkeley
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
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Books: 
Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062888785
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: HarperCollins - January 28th, 2020

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