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 thisscary fairy!