A little boy who loves ballet and who is not afraid of hard work, dances beautifully. His dream is to be the Black Swan and do the very difficult continuous pirouettes. When people say that only girls can dance the Black Swan, he feels frustrated. After all, there are male black swans, aren’t there?
Amin can’t wait to get up on Saturdays and go to his favorite place – the ballet school. He doesn’t care about getting sore feet and bruised knees, or about being laughed at. He just wants to be the Black Swan in the ballet show. But the others tell him only girls can dance the Black Swan, and even though he has practiced until he can do the difficult pirouettes, the teacher gives him the part of the prince. He is so frustrated, but what can he do?
Children’s dreams should not be limited by gender or any other external conditions. The hope is that the little boy in this book will help readers to break through gender barriers, and enjoy the beauty of ballet at the same time!