My Story My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey

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A boy discovers his passion for dance and becomes a modern hero in this inspiring picture book biography of Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
When Robert Battle was a boy wearing leg braces, he never dreamed he'd study at Juilliard. Though most dancers begin training at an early age, it wasn't until Robert was a teenager that his appreciation for movement--first from martial arts, then for ballet--became his passion. But support from his family and teachers paired with his desire and determination made it possible for Robert to excel. After years of hard work, the young man who was so inspired by a performance of Alvin Ailey's Revelations became the artistic director of the very company that motivated him. Today, under Robert's leadership, Alvin Ailey continues to represent the African American spirit through dance.
Featuring illustrations brimming with vibrant color and swirling motion, this biographical picture book from husband-and-wife team James Ransome and Lisa Cline-Ransome includes a foreword from Robert Battle himself as well as a bibliography, suggested further reading, and an author's note. Full color.
Target age group 9-12
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  • Age Group
    9 to 12 yrs
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Grade Level
    3-5
  • Theme
    Stories & Classics
  • Category
    Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Sub-Theme 1
    Biography & Autobiography
  • Sub-Theme 2
    United States - African-American
  • Author
    Cline-Ransome, Lesa
  • Lexile Level
    580 AD
  • AR Level
    3.6
  • Pages
    32
  • Publication Date
    1/29/2013
  • Publisher
    Simon & Schuster
  • Dimensions
    0.6 H x 11.0 L x 8.6 W
  • Case Qty
    40
  • Dewey
    50609
  • Weight
    0.85 lbs
  • ISBN-13
    9781481422215
  • ISBN-10
    1481422219
  • Item #
    50609
A boy discovers his passion for dance and becomes a modern hero in this inspiring picture book biography of Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. When Robert Battle was a boy wearing leg braces, he never dreamed he'd study at Juilliard. Though most dancers begin training at an early age, it wasn't until Robert was a teenager that his appreciation for movement--first from martial arts, then for ballet--became his passion. But support from his family and teachers paired with his desire and determination made it possible for Robert to excel. After years of hard work, the young man who was so inspired by a performance of Alvin Ailey's Revelations became the artistic director of the very company that motivated him. Today, under Robert's leadership, Alvin Ailey continues to represent the African American spirit through dance. Featuring illustrations brimming with vibrant color and swirling motion, this biographical picture book from husband-and-wife team James Ransome and Lisa Cline-Ransome includes a foreword from Robert Battle himself as well as a bibliography, suggested further reading, and an author's note. Full color. Target age group 9-12

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