Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina

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Lyrical and inspiring text paired with bright, appealing illustrations make Sylvia Townsend Ready to Fly  perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere who are ready to leap and spread their wings!

The true story of Sylvia Townsend, an African American girl who falls in love with ballet after seeing Swan Lake on TV. With the help of a librarian from the local bookmobile, Sylvia finds a book about ballet and teaches herself the basics of classical ballet.

A wonderful picture book to share at home or in the classroom.

  • Hardcover, 40 pages
  • 9 x 11 inches
  • Ages 4+