Alphabet City Ballet by Erika Tamar

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Marisol has always loved to dance--from the salsa at family parties to the boom boxes on Loisada Avenue. Then she wins a scholarship to ballet school and discovers an inspiring new world of beauty and discipline. When violence erupts in Alphabet City, Marisol's dream starts to slip away. To keep dancing she must make heartbreaking choices--perhaps impossible ones.

About Erika Tamar

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Erika Tamar is the author of many novels and picture books, including "The Junkyard Dog.
Published October 1, 1996 by Harpercollins Childrens Books. 168 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Marisol Perez, who lives on New York City's Lower East Side, has always loved to dance;

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Growing up motherless in a neighborhood where drug dealers rule the streets, Marisol has her share of worries, but nothing can squelch her passion for music and dance.

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