BORN TO DANCE: MARY VERDI-FLETCHER AND THE BIRTH OF WHEELCHAIR DANCE
Young Mary danced so fiercely her braces broke, over and over. She believed so fiercely that she was born to be a dancer that she broke society’s perceptions of people who had disabilities and redefined the nature of dance. This story follows Mary from her announcement at age three that she was going to dance on stage to her debut at a dance contest, performing in front of an audience of thousands.
For ages 5-9 • Nonfiction picture book biography with factual back matter