Marta Selbryth steps into womanhood and onto center stage. We feel the music swell and the moment arrive for Marta, and ballerinas everywhere. As Marta realizes her dream, life's challenges off stage are not at all what she anticipated. We walk beside her as she approaches each twist and turn in her new life. A compelling coming-of-age novel, this look inside the world of ballet offers both inspiration and heartbreak.
"A pure coming-of-age tale with moments of quiet drama '84 Ribbons' is about thriving despite the imperfections of life." says YA Foresight, ForeWord Reviews.
"Any young dancer will find herself in Marta's story," says Newbery Honor Author, Kirby Larson, "Hattie Big Sky."
Chosen DanceSpirit Magazine's Pick of the Month, April 2014.