Boys Dance! (American Ballet Theatre)

by John Robert Allman (Author) Luciano Lozano (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

A lively and encouraging picture book celebrating boys who love to dance, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre. Boys who love to dance are center stage in this encouraging, positive, rhyming picture book about guys who love to pirouette, jeté, and plié.

Created in partnership with the American Ballet Theatre and with the input of their company's male dancers, here is a book that shows ballet is for everyone. Written by the acclaimed author of A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z, this book subtly seeks to address the prejudice toward boys and ballet by showing the skill, hard work, strength, and smarts is takes to be a dancer.

Fun and buoyant illustrations show boys of a variety of ages and ethnicities, making this the ideal book for any boy who loves dance. An afterword with photos and interviews with some of ABT's male dancers completes this empowering and joyful picture book.

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Kirkus Reviews

A happy and spirited view of dance in the studio, onstage, and in everyday life. . . . Children of all genders who are drawn to dance will appreciate the positive reinforcement. Boys and ballet--a happy and upbeat combo.

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Highly recommended for young boys who love to dance.

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John Robert Allman
JOHN ROBERT ALLMAN is the author of A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z and B Is for Broadway: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z, plus three picture books with the American Ballet Theatre: Boys Dance!, B Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet, and The Night Before the Nutcracker. He lives in New York City, where is works in marketing for television and theater. John is a graduate of Northwestern University, New York University's Stern School of Business, and BMI's Musical Theatre Workshop. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @Johnny_Allman.

PETER EMMERICH is the illustrator of A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z and B Is for Broadway: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z. He has worked with DreamWorks and the Walt Disney Company, for which he illustrated the U.S. Postal Service's "Art of Disney" stamp series. Peter is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology. Follow him on Instagram at @peteremmerich.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780593181140
Lexile Measure
860
Guided Reading Level
-
Publisher
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Publication date
September 22, 2020
Series
American Ballet Theatre
BISAC categories
JNF039020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Performing Arts | Dance
JNF053060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Topics | Friendship
JNF054000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | General
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Stories in rhyme
Ballet dancing
Male dancers

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