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The Wind at My Back: Resilience, Grace, and Other Gifts from My Mentor, Raven Wilkinson

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This Hardcover Edition of Misty Copeland's The Wind at My Back: Resilience, Grace, and Other Gifts from My Mentor, Raven Wilkinson is autographed by Misty Copeland.

From celebrated ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland, a heartfelt memoir about her friendship with trailblazer Raven Wilkinson which captures the importance of mentorship, shared history, and honoring the past to ensure a stronger future.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. Raven 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 her mentor, 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. 

Get your Misty Copeland autographed book today!

Product Details

  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date: November 15, 2022
  • ISBN-13: 9781538753859
  • Edition: Autographed Hardcover Edition

About The Author

Misty Copeland is a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre and the author of theNew York Times bestsellers Life in Motion,Ballerina Body,Black Ballerinas, and the children's picture book Bunheads, as well as the award-winning children's book,Firebird. She made her Broadway debut in 2015sOn the Town, putting a show that had reportedly been suffering financially for months into the Broadway box office top ten for the two weeks that she guest starred as Ivy Smith. She's been featured in theNewYork Times and onCBS Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes, and she was named one ofGlamours Women of the Year and Time magazines 100 most influential people. Misty is the recipient of the Young, Gifted & Black Honor at the Black Girls Rock! Awards and the SpingarnMedal, the NAACPs highest honor.

Product Details

This Hardcover Edition of Misty Copeland's The Wind at My Back: Resilience, Grace, and Other Gifts from My Mentor, Raven Wilkinson is autographed by Misty Copeland.

From celebrated ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland, a heartfelt memoir about her friendship with trailblazer Raven Wilkinson which captures the importance of mentorship, shared history, and honoring the past to ensure a stronger future.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. Raven 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 her mentor, 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. 

Get your Misty Copeland autographed book today!

Product Details

  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date: November 15, 2022
  • ISBN-13: 9781538753859
  • Edition: Autographed Hardcover Edition

About The Author

Misty Copeland is a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre and the author of theNew York Times bestsellers Life in Motion,Ballerina Body,Black Ballerinas, and the children's picture book Bunheads, as well as the award-winning children's book,Firebird. She made her Broadway debut in 2015sOn the Town, putting a show that had reportedly been suffering financially for months into the Broadway box office top ten for the two weeks that she guest starred as Ivy Smith. She's been featured in theNewYork Times and onCBS Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes, and she was named one ofGlamours Women of the Year and Time magazines 100 most influential people. Misty is the recipient of the Young, Gifted & Black Honor at the Black Girls Rock! Awards and the SpingarnMedal, the NAACPs highest honor.

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About the Author

Misty Copeland is a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre and the author of theNew York Times bestsellers Life in Motion,Ballerina Body,Black Ballerinas, and the children's picture book Bunheads, as well as the award-winning children's book,Firebird. She made her Broadway debut in 2015sOn the Town, putting a show that had reportedly been suffering financially for months into the Broadway box office top ten for the two weeks that she guest starred as Ivy Smith. She's been featured in theNewYork Times and onCBS Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes, and she was named one ofGlamours Women of the Year and Time magazines 100 most influential people. Misty is the recipient of the Young, Gifted & Black Honor at the Black Girls Rock! Awards and the SpingarnMedal, the NAACPs highest honor.