Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786810772
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 09/05/1995
Series: Reading Rainbow Books
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 268,185
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile: AD880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Andrea Davis Pinkney has written several acclaimed books for middle grade readers, including the novels Bird in a Box, a Today Show Al Roker Book Club pick , and With the Might of Angels, a book in the Dear America series. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, a Coretta Scott King Author Honor winner. Andrea's many picture books include Sit In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, a New York Times best-seller and a Jane Addams Honor Book, which was illustrated by her husband, Brian Pinkney. She and her family live in Brooklyn, New York.

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Alvin Ailey 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Kathdavis54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alvin Ailey became a great dancer at a time when that was a struggle for an African American. Many schools would not accept him because of his race. Luckily for Ailey, he found a school and was able to do what he was meant to do.I really enjoyed this account of Ailey's journey to becoming a dancer and owning his own dance company. However, like I have noticed in other biographies for children, the ending feels too rushed. I know the focus was on his struggle to becoming a dancer, but I would like to have learned more about Ailey as a leader and teacher in his company.This book would fit perfectly into any unit about African Americans as it shows Ailey's contributions to the American dance world.