Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Very Young Dancer Lives!!!!!

Thanks to the reader who sent me this link...

Have you ever wondered what became of the girl in the classic A Very Young Dancer?

Now we know!

Seriously, The New York Times just made my holiday!

Thank you thank you thank, Stephanie, for dancing your way into our hearts all those years ago!

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5 comments:

Melissa@Julia'sBookbag said...

I am FREAKING OUT. FREAKING OUT!!!! More so than usual! Oh how I loved this book. Growing up in Hawaii with a ballet loving loving mother, this whole NYC ballet world seemed soooooo amazing. When I was 10 my parents took me to New York to see the New York City Ballet's Nutcracker. Blew my mind. What a FASCINATING story!

B. Streetman said...

I know... it's a fabulous story. what is great about it is that so many of the girls who really dream and work toward being a dancer (my sister included) have lived through the heartache described in the article... i think once again, she's going to find she's connected with people.

se7en said...

What an incredible story and so brave for sharing... I think her heartbreaking story is going to resonate with millions of girls the world over.

annie said...

oh my GOSH. i JUST found a copy of this book in myopic books (chicago!) this year, after years of searching for it. when i was 5-6, i knew the EXACT spot this book inhabited at my school's library and would spend ages looking at it. to know the grown-up history of the very young dancer years later—wow. i loved reading about her again, and like you said, i reconnected with her in a very different way. seriously.. this post was the best surprise! thanks.

Anne said...

Thank you so much for the link to the NY Times article. I am a little older than Stephanie but loved the book anyway. She was brave to tell her story and I thought the Times piece was very sensitive to her, and perhaps also to those of us who wanted to be her.

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