Children’s Books About African-American Ballerinas: Janet Collins

This week the spotlight is on children’s books featuring African-American ballerinas. Today we have a historical-fiction picture book kindled by the life of ballerina Janet Collins:  A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dreamby Kristy Dempsey and illustrated by Floyd Cooper. … Continue reading

Children’s Books About African-American Ballerinas: Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen is a dancer, choreographer and actress who got her start as a ballerina. To that end, she wrote the picture book Dancing in the Wings (illustrated by the sublime Kadir Nelson). This older book complements the others featured … Continue reading