To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel by Siena Cherson Siegel. Illus by Mark Siegel (Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, 2006, 64pp.)
Husband/wife team Siena Cherson Siegel and Mark Siegel collaborate to produce a graphic memoir of Siena’s ballet training from ages 6 to 18. Simple but effective color drawings illustrate the hard work and sacrifices required in this honest, kid-friendly memoir geared towards older children. The story of her experiences is a fine model for young girls who wish to follow—or rather, dance—in her footsteps. Recommended for Ages 9-14.