Ballerino Nate

Author(s) Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Illustrator(s) R.W. Alley
Age Group 4-8
Publisher Dial
ISBN 9780803729544
Year 2006

After attending a student ballet performance with his kindergarten class, Nate decides he wants to become a ballet dancer, but is discouraged by his second-grade, sports-loving brother. Nate gets to meet a dancer, who agrees that a man can't be a ballerina, because that means "woman dancer." Instead, he tells Nate that he hopes some day to be a top ballerino, and Nate feels good about his new pursuit at last.