The first book of the award-winning and bestselling Sugar Plum Ballerinas series by Whoopi Goldbergnow featuring brand-new illustrations! At the Nutcracker School of Ballet in Harlem, young dancers learn to chass, pli, and jet with their Sugar Plum Sistersbut things dont always go to plan! As the girls encounter challenges both on and off stage, theyll need the support of their classmates to carry them through with aplomb. 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 doesnt stop her ballet-crazy mother from moving them to Harlem, or from enrolling Al at the Nutcracker School of Ballet. Life is hard when youre the new ballerina on the block, and its even harder when youre chosen to be the Sugar Plum Fairy in the school recital! Als ballet classmates are going to have to use all the plum power theyve got to coach this scary fairy!