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The Resource The wind at my back : resilience, grace, and other gifts from my mentor, Raven Wilkinson, Misty Copeland, with Susan Fales-Hill

The wind at my back : resilience, grace, and other gifts from my mentor, Raven Wilkinson, Misty Copeland, with Susan Fales-Hill

Label
The wind at my back : resilience, grace, and other gifts from my mentor, Raven Wilkinson
Title
The wind at my back
Title remainder
resilience, grace, and other gifts from my mentor, Raven Wilkinson
Statement of responsibility
Misty Copeland, with Susan Fales-Hill
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Copeland, Misty
Dewey number
  • 792.802/80922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1785.C635
LC item number
A3 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fales-Hill, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Copeland, Misty
  • Wilkinson, Raven
  • African American ballerinas
  • African American ballerinas
  • Ballerinas
  • Ballet dancers
  • Ballet
  • Mentoring in the arts
  • Racism
Label
The wind at my back : resilience, grace, and other gifts from my mentor, Raven Wilkinson, Misty Copeland, with Susan Fales-Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It all began tonight -- A distant mirror -- Two women at the crossroads -- Never give up -- Taking flight -- Dreams deferred -- 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
Control code
on1350093406
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781538753859
Lccn
2022026199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1350093406
Label
The wind at my back : resilience, grace, and other gifts from my mentor, Raven Wilkinson, Misty Copeland, with Susan Fales-Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It all began tonight -- A distant mirror -- Two women at the crossroads -- Never give up -- Taking flight -- Dreams deferred -- 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
Control code
on1350093406
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781538753859
Lccn
2022026199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1350093406

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