Tuesday, December 27, 2016

My Friend Maya Loves to Dance

Written by: Cheryl Willis Hudson and Eric Velasquez

First line: My friend Maya loves to dance.

Why you should read this book: This book highlights some various types of dancing enjoyed by little girls, and shows their delight in the music and the movement. However, it seems to have a more urgent mission: first to showcase a company of black ballerinas, and second to show that the narrator, Maya's non-dancing friend, can enjoy her friend's freedom of movement despite being, herself, confined to a wheelchair. A sweet little read, particularly for young dancers.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You desperately wish you could walk.

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