Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey

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Kathdavis54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alvin Ailey became a great dancer at a time when that was a struggle for an African American. Many schools would not accept him because of his race. Luckily for Ailey, he found a school and was able to do what he was meant to do.I really enjoyed this account of Ailey's journey to becoming a dancer and owning his own dance company. However, like I have noticed in other biographies for children, the ending feels too rushed. I know the focus was on his struggle to becoming a dancer, but I would like to have learned more about Ailey as a leader and teacher in his company.This book would fit perfectly into any unit about African Americans as it shows Ailey's contributions to the American dance world.