The future is in your footsteps. Freedom is in your feet. Put one foot in front of the other, and greet your destiny.
When a young dancer is nervous about her upcoming auditions, her shadow springs to life and leads her on a joyous exploration of their city. Soon enough, the young girl finds confidence in her skills, her body, and her ability to shine.
With an energetic, rhythmic text that begs to be read aloud and striking, exuberant artwork, This Is It is a love story to originality and the simple joy of movement. Daria Peoples-Riley's debut picture book eschews plot-driven story in exchange for a celebration of individuality, self-expression, and dance. Fans of Misty Copeland's Firebird will want to read it over and over again.