My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey - Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome

Robert Battle wore leg braces until he was six and didn’t take up ballet until he was thirteen. Yet a performance of Alvin Ailey’s Revelations inspired him to moonwalk in Miami, study modern dance at Juilliard, and eventually direct the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In My Story, My Dance (Paula Wiseman, $17.99), Lesa Cline-Ransome chronicles Battle’s struggles and successes in a detailed and personal narrative that will embolden young readers to dream. James E. Ransome’s illustrations are as thrilling and inspiring as the story, with warm depictions of the family and teachers who supported Battle, and exhilarating spreads of Battle’s triumphs on the stage. With a foreword from the dancer himself, this exultant work’s drama and emotion will surely inspire a new generation of dancers. Ages 6-10

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By Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome (Illustrator), Robert Battle (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781481422215
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 27th, 2015

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