Stompin' at the Savoy by Bebe Moore Campbell

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On the night before her big jazz dance recital, young Mindy has made up her mind not to go—she's just too nervous. But when she finds herself transported to the Savoy Ballroom, she quickly changes her tune. Filled from wall to wall with legends of the swing era, the Savoy is a place where the dancers move like acrobats and the seats stay empty all night long. It's an all-night party, and with all that fun going on around her, Mindy has no choice but to move her happy feet!

In his picture book debut, renowned watercolorist Richard Yarde adds brilliant illustrations to this jazzy story by bestselling author Bebe Moore Campbell. It will keep toes tapping and pages turning!


About Bebe Moore Campbell

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Bebe Moore Campbell was a bestselling author and a journalist. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Ms., Essence, Black Enterprise, Ebony, Working Mother, USA Weekend, and Adweek, among other publications. She was a regular contributor to National Public Radio. Bebe Moore Campbell was the author of such national, critically acclaimed bestsellers as Brothers and Sisters, Singing in the Comeback Choir, Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, and What You Owe Me as well as the award-winning children's book, Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry and the recently published Stompin' at the Savoy. Campbell was born and grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She taught elementary and middle school for five years. She is survived by her husband, Ellis Gordon, Jr., her daughter, the actress Maia Campbell, and a son, Ellis Gordon III.
Published September 7, 2006 by Philomel. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Inside, Chick Webb’s orchestra, including Benny Goodman on clarinet, plays lively jazz, and the floor is filled with couples, including her three aunts.

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Mindy is scared about performing at her jazz dance recital, despite the encouraging words of her three great aunties: ""Whatever happens, just keep dancing."" Unconvinced, Mindy shuts herself in her bedroom, until a talking drum appears at her window and leads her to the ""Home of Happy Feet""-""...

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