Bound To Stay Bound

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 She kept dancing : the true story of a professional dancer with a limb difference
 Author: Mesher, Sydney

 Publisher:  Feiwel and Friends (2023)

 Dewey: 792
 Classification: Autobiography
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 22 x 29 cm

 BTSB No: 639590 ISBN: 9781250842671
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Mesher, Sydney
 Dancers -- Biography
 People with disabilities -- Biography

Price: $23.28

The biography of Sydney Mesher, the first Radio City Rockette with a visible disability.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Laudone, Catherine
 Illustrator: Quek, Natelle

   Kirkus Reviews (09/15/23)
   Booklist (10/15/23)

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Booklist - 10/15/2023 Professional dancer Sydney Mesher, born with one hand, is the first Radio City Rockette with a visible disability. Cowritten with Laudone, this picture-book biography shines a spotlight on Sydney’s empowering message of “celebrating different body types.” Her penchant for “twirling, swaying, and leaping” starts in childhood. At dance class and in school, Sydney faces unkind comments from kids who have never met anyone with a limb difference before. Encouraged by her mother to “keep dancing,” she follows her joy. The approachable text captures her love for the art form and her positivity: “No two dances were the same. Each one was beautiful because it was different—just like how Sydney’s body was beautiful because it was different.” Sydney’s determination and perseverance are highlighted, as well as challenges she overcomes along the journey to dance on the stage of Radio City Music Hall. Quek’s effervescent digital illustrations are full of motion and emotion. Photographs and a “Note from Sydney” round out this inspiring introduction to an athlete gracefully kicking down disability barriers and misconceptions. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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