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"[A] simply told but inspiring story of a pioneer in American modern dance...Brian Pinkney's illustrations convey Alvin Ailey's grace as a dancer as well as his strength ad pride in his art."—Horn Book, starred review
"This attractive introduction, based on interviews with many who knew Ailey, will leave readers hungry for more."—Kirkus
"In their first children's book collaboration, this markedly talented husband-and-wife team offers a warm profile of dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey..."—Publishers Weekly
"This handsome picture-book biography pays tribute to modern dancer Alvin Ailey, who's best known for interpreting African American culture through his dancing and choreography."—Booklist
"An accessible picture-book biography that recounts Ailey's boyhood...the book is both informative and inspiring and will make an excellent addition to most collections."—School Library Journal
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