Baller Ina

by Liz Casal (Author)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

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.

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Kirkus Reviews

A beautiful tale that grants young readers permission to be all of who they are.

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Liz Casal
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
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication date
August 01, 2023
BISAC categories
JUV031020 - Juvenile Fiction | Performing Arts | Dance
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV032020 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Basketball
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Stories in rhyme

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