Baller Ina (Hardcover)

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Baller Ina (Hardcover)


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Swish! Sure to be a slam-dunk at storytime, this rhyming picture book introduces readers to Ina, a graceful ballerina...who also loves to get competitive on the basketball court!

Doesn’t matter what you call her.
Ballerina, basketballer.
On the court or at the barre,
Ina is a superstar!

Ina loves to dance ballet: tendu, passé, and grand jeté. But there’s more she can do in her pink tutu!
Cheer from the sidelines as Ina--with her signature ballet moves--helps lead her basketball team to victory in this picture book that celebrates the marvelously multifaceted nature of kids. 
Liz Casal Goodhue is a book designer, writer, and illustrator. Liz designed children’s books for a major publisher then became an independent designer and illustrator. Baller Ina is her debut picture book. Learn more about Liz at 

Product Details ISBN: 9780593567098
ISBN-10: 0593567099
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 1st, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English
★ "A beautiful tale that grants young readers permission to be all of who they are." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"With the importance of children exploring interests unhindered by stereotypical gender norms, this book sticks the landing." —School Library Journal

"A child shines as both ballerina and basketballer in this brightly illustrated verse picture book about embracing one’s passions, whether they involve ballet slippers, sneakers, or both." —Publishers Weekly