Alvin Ailey by Andrea Davis Pinkney

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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.
 

About Andrea Davis Pinkney

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Andrea Davis Pinkney is the author of many acclaimed picture books and young adult novels. She received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award for "Let It Shine". Her collaborations with her husband, Brian Pinkney, include "Peggony-Po"; "Sleeping Cutie"; "Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa"; "Dear Benjamin Banneker"; and the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book "Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra". She is a children's book editor at a major publishing company. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. Brian Pinkney, author and illustrator, was born August 28, 1961. He has received the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, and in 1997, he won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his book, The Adventures of Sparrowboy. He has also won two Caldecott Honor awards for his illustrations with the books: The Faithful Friend, by Robert D. San Souci, and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Pinkney primarily uses the scratchboard illustrative technique with most of his books. Pinkney lives with his wife, Andrea, and their children in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published September 1, 1993 by Disney-Hyperion. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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A slightly fictionalized account of the great dancer- choreographer's (1931-89) early training and rise to fame, ending with the triumphant 1960 production of Revelations.

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In their first children's book collaboration, this markedly talented husband-and-wife team offers a warm profile of dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989), whose dance company lives on today

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In their first children's book collaboration, this markedly talented husband-and-wife team offers a warm profile of dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989), whose dance company lives on today.

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