Alexandrea Petrakova Johnson does "not "want to be a beautiful ballerina, and she does "not" want to leave her friends in Apple Creek. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop her ballet-crazy mother from moving them to Harlem, or from enrolling Al at the Nutcracker School of Ballet.
Life is hard when you're the new ballerina on the block, and it's even harder when you're chosen to be the Sugar Plum Fairy in the school recital Not only is Al a terrible dancer, but she's also got a rotten case of stage fright Al's ballet classmates are going to have to use all the plum power they've got to coach "this" scary fairy
Hyperion Books for Children
Sugar Plum Ballerinas