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My Mama Had A Dancing Heart

When this woman was a little girl, she and her mother would welcome each season — by dancing! From spring meadows to summer beaches to autumn orchards and winter snows, their wild, exuberant dance would take them through the world around them. Together, they celebrated the beauties of nature, the power of a joyful life, and the love they had for one another. And now that she is grown up, she has a dancing heart just like her mother's — which she takes on stage with her as a ballerina!

This stunning picture book celebrates a mother-daughter tradition that became the daughter's life-long passion. Elegant text by Libba Moore Gray and evocative illustrations by Raúl Colón combine to capture the way our world changes through the year, and the way we find our place within it. It's sure to inspire a few outdoor dances in young readers!

For more stories celebrating girls and women in dance, visit our Dance section in Creative Arts.

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"In spring, summer, fall and winter, a mother leads her young daughter in dancing a celebratory ballet, a hymn to the season. When the girl is older, she is a ballerina and remembers that her mother gave her a dancing heart.... [An] exuberant celebration of dance." — School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Libba Gray
Illustrator Raul Colon
ISBN 0531071421
Publication Date Sep 1, 1999
Publisher Scholastic
Language English