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On the MyBrownBaby Bookshelf: Dancer

September 15, 2011 Leave a comment

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DANCER, by Lorri Hewett (Dutton Books)

The incredibly intriguing book, Dancer, is a fascinating read about the struggles of a 16-year-old African-American teenager as she pursues her passion for dance. Stephanie is a girl growing up in a low-income, urban area with her mother and father, blue-collar workers who don’t understand her adoration for ballet. They prefer she focus on getting good grades at the private school she attends on scholarship and set he sights on attending an Ivy League school. But for Stephanie, ballet is life—her everything. Things that humiliate, embarrass, worry and trouble her disappear when she is doing what she loves: dancing. Read more…

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