Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Michaela was born in war torn Sierra-Leone. Her parents died when she was young and her uncle decided to sell her to an orphanage.  She still finds things to be happy about as she loves to learn and she makes a new friend. The orphans are in danger in war-torn Sierra-Leone but some American families come to their rescue and she starts a new life in America. Michaela's life changes overnight and her dream of becoming a ballerina has the possibility to become a reality.

Michaela takes the reader with her from the joys and struggles of her early life in Sierra-Leone to the challenges and delights of her life in America. This is a book that will make you smile and make you cry and remind you to feel grateful for all that you have.

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