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Barcode31234002448833
Circ StatusAvailable
LibraryChippewa
TitleThe wind at my back : resilience, grace, and other gifts from my mentor, Raven Wilkinson / Misty Copeland, with Susan Fales-Hill.
AuthorCopeland, Misty, author.
Call No92 Copeland
CollectionBiography
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92 Copeland AvailableChippewaBiography   312340024488332022

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781538753866
International Standard Book Number 9781538753859
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 792.802/80922 B
Personal Name Copeland, Misty, author.
Title Statement The wind at my back : resilience, grace, and other gifts from my mentor, Raven Wilkinson / Misty Copeland, with Susan Fales-Hill.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2022.
Physical Description 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note On the shoulders of giants -- It all began tonight -- A distant mirror -- Two women at the crossroads -- Never give up -- Taking flight -- Dreams defer -- Black swans rock -- Blood, sweat, and swan queens -- Live by the swan, die by the swan -- Dreams realized -- The bells toll -- Taking Raven's breath away -- Transition -- Blackface, racial reckoning, and Raven's wish.
Summary, Etc. "Misty Copeland made history as the first African-American principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre. Her talent, passion, and perseverance enabled her to make strides no one had accomplished before. But as she will tell you, achievement never happens in a void. Behind her, supporting her rise was her mentor, Raven Wilkinson, who had been virtually alone in her quest to breach the all-white ballet world when she fought to be taken seriously as a black ballerina in the 1950s and 60s. A trailblazer in the world of ballet decades before Misty's time, Raven faced overt and casual racism, hostile crowds, and death threats for having the audacity to dance ballet. The Wind at My Back tells the story of two unapologetically Black ballerinas, their friendship, and how they changed each other-and the dance world-forever. Misty Copeland shares her own struggles with racism and exclusion in her pursuit of this dream career and honors the women like Raven who paved the way for her but whose contributions have gone unheralded. She celebrates the connection she made with Raven, the only teacher who could truly understand the obstacles she faced, beyond the technical or artistic demands. A beautiful and wise memoir of intergenerational friendship and the impressive journeys of two remarkable women, The Wind at My Back captures the importance of mentorship, of shared history, and of respecting the past to ensure a stronger future"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Copeland, Misty.
Subject-Personal Name Wilkinson, Raven.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Racism United States History 20th century.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Ballerinas Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Ballet dancers United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term African American ballerinas Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term African American ballerinas Social conditions.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Ballet United States History 20th century.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mentoring in the arts United States.
Index Term-Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Entry, Personal Name Fales-Hill, Susan, 1962- autor.