Nomination: Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Snyder, Laurel. Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova. 2015. 52 p. Chronicle Books, $17.99. Gr. K-4.

Anna dreams of becoming a ballerina, an unlikely goal for girl born into poverty in Tsarist Russia.  Through determination and years of work, she becomes one of the most famous dancers of all time.  However, remembering her early years of struggle, Anna is determined to bring dance to all people, regardless of class or status.

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