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Another Way to Dance

Title

Another Way to Dance

Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication Year

1998

ISBN

9780440219682

Pages

308 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

divorced parents

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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