I Will Dance

I Will Dance

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This poetic and uplifting picture book illustrated by the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines follows a young girl born with cerebral palsy as she pursues her dream of becoming a dancer.

Like many young girls, Eva longs to dance. But unlike many would-be dancers, Eva has cerebral palsy. She doesn't know what dance looks like for someone who uses a wheelchair.

Then Eva learns of a place that has created a class for dancers of all abilities. Her first movements in the studio are tentative, but with the encouragement of her instructor and fellow students, Eva becomes more confident. Eva knows she's found a place where she belongs. At last her dream of dancing has come true.

Author: Nancy Bo Flood
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published: 05/26/2020
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 10.10h x 10.10w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781534430617
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.6
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 511590 / I Will Dance

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2020
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2020

About the Author
Nancy Bo Flood has a PhD in experimental psychology and child development and is the author of several books including I Will Dance, Warriors in the Crossfire, and Soldier Sister, Fly Home. She lives in Colorado. Visit her at NancyBoFlood.com.

Julianna Swaney is the illustrator of #1 New York Times bestselling We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines and several other picture books. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit her at JuliannaSwaney.com.