May 25, 2016

Robert Battle loves to dance

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

Music and dance was a big part of Robert Battle's childhood, as was the love of his family and community. He turned that love into a stellar career as a ballet performer, choreographer and artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. 

Battle's inspiring story is told in this vibrant, warmly-worded picture book, enlivened with exuberant pictures. Words and pictures combine to capture all of Battle's energy, passion, and pride. A forward by Robert Battle pays tribute to the people who inspired and supported him. Endnotes also reveal how Battle himself inspired the author and illustrator.

An excellent book.

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