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Alvin Ailey

by Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

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Describes the life, dancing, and choreography of Alvin Ailey, who created his own modern dance company to explore the black experience. Full description

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Summary: Describes the life, dancing, and choreography of Alvin Ailey, who created his own modern dance company to explore the black experience.
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN: 1562824139 (trade)
1562824147 (lib. bdg.)
Author Notes: Andrea Davis Pinkney has written several acclaimed picture books, works of non fiction, and novels. Her titles for middle-grade readers include Solo Girl, Raven in a Dove House, Silent Thunder, and Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, a Coretta Scott King Honor winner. She is also the author of the picture books Alvin Ailey; Duke Ellington (a Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Book); and Ella Fitzgerald, each illustrated by her husband and frequent collaborator, Brian Pinkney. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.

Brian Pinkney (www.brianpinkney.net) is the illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Books Duke Ellington and The Faithful Friend, and the Coretta Scott King Award winner In the Time of the Drums.

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