Blue Tights by Rita Williams-Garcia

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Growing up in a city neighborhood, fifteen-year-old Joyce, unsure of herself and not quite comfortable with her maturing body, tries to find a place to belong and a way to express herself through dance.

About Rita Williams-Garcia

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Rita Williams-Garcia is currently a faculty member at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children and Young Adults Program. She has two adult daughters, Stephanie and Michelle, and a son-in-law, Adam, and lives in Jamaica, NY. You can visit her online at
Published January 21, 1988 by Dutton Juvenile. 138 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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A black teen-age girl's search for love and belonging through her efforts at dancing.

Nov 25 1987 | Read Full Review of Blue Tights

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An inner-city African American girl joins an African dance group after her high school ballet teacher says her body isn't aesthetically pleasing; PW called the story believably paced and powerfully

Dec 02 1996 | Read Full Review of Blue Tights

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