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.