Nova in New York

  • Pages:112
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:following your dreams, death of a loved one, bravery, new experiences, family
  • Pub Date:01/29/2019
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Fry Level:4.1
  • Lexile:HL620L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:U
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Seventeen-year-old Nova Abbott grew up dancing barefoot in the backyard with her aunt Ivy, whose dreams of becoming a professional ballerina were cut short by cystic fibrosis. Nova is invited to attend a prestigious ballet school's summer intensive program. She is a bit overwhelmed by New York City: the bustle of people, the talent of the other dancers, the demands of the instructors and being separated from her beloved aunt, whose health is deteriorating rapidly. With a coveted apprenticeship up for grabs, Nova isn't sure she'll make it in the big leagues, and now she's not even sure she wants to.
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