Sunday, August 9, 2009
Beautiful Ballerina by Marilyn Nelson
Nelson, Marilyn Beautiful Ballerina, photographs by Susan Kuklin. Scholastic Press, September, 2009. $17.99. PICTURE BOOK. Nelson celebrates the strength, courage and gracefulness of beginning ballerinas in her ode to the dancer and to the beauty of the black woman. This is an homage to the Dance Theatre of Harlem, using five young dancers. While I understand the author’s love of DTH, this picture book would have an even wider audience if it were a bit more diverse. EL-OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.