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Another Way to Dance

Title

Another Way to Dance

Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Pages

308 pages

Publication Year

1998

ISBN

9780440219682

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Divorce; Race discrimination; divorced parents; co-parenting; racism

Annotation

While spending the summer at the School of American Ballet in New York City, fourteen-year-old Vicki Harris must come to terms with the reality of her parents' divorce, her crush on Mikhail Baryshnikov, and the impact of being an African American on her future as a dancer.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

divorced parents

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Awards

Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Thirteenth Edition, 1997; Los Angeles' 100 Best Books, 1996; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1997; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent, 1997, Winner

Keywords

ballet; dancing; New York; competition; identity issues

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Another Way to Dance

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