Authors: Lea Lyon and Alexandria LaFaye
Illustrator: Jessica Gibson
In Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina we meet a young girl, Sylvia, who sees some ballet dancers on T.V. and dreams of one day becoming one. She encounters several obstacles in her journey to become a ballerina. Sylvia utilizes the resources she has on hand and perseveres through challenges to become a “real” ballerina. This book reminds us that the road to our dreams can be bumpy and there may be times we wish to simply walk away, but with some resilience and a can-do attitude we will accomplish our dreams. Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina will encourage children to work towards a growth mindset and to never give up on their dreams.
Reviewed By: Cecilia Mintz