Dynamic Women Dancers

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Second Story Press, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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From the United States to Russia to India, these women have danced and choreographed their way to the top of their field. From modern to ballet to flamenco, they have made the dance world their stage and performed and taught all over the globe.

Anne Dublin is a teacher-librarian in Toronto, Ontario. Her writing has won many honors and awards, including the Sydney Taylor Honor Book Award, and the American Library Association's Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Feminist Read for Youth designation.

 

 

 

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Anna Sokolow
15
Carmen Amaya
27
Pearl Primus
37
Alicia Alonso
49
Liz Lerman
59
Judith Marcuse
71
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
83
Karen Kain
93
Geeta Chandran
105
Forms of Dance
115
Photo Credits
127
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Anne Dublin was born in a displaced persons camp in Austria and grew up in Canada. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in dance from the University of Wisconsin, and then worked for many years as an elementary school teacher and teacher-librarian. She’s written biographies and historical fiction for young people, including two previous biographies for young readers: June Callwood: A Life of Action and Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything. Anne lives in Toronto.

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