Dancing in the Wings

Written by Debbie Allen • Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Reviewed by Kelly D. (age 8)

Ever since Debbie was born and could see, everywhere she looked, she saw dance. In the clouds, as the wind blew them across the sky, she saw dance. She was so excited that she was taking ballet class. But, everybody in her ballet class thinks she can't dance. She was really sad.

My favorite part of the story is when she knew she had long feet, and she could dance better. She believed her mother. My favorite character is the girl with the long legs because she can do ballet better. I could relate this story to my life because I do ballet, also.

The book has pictures and they really helped me to read better. I think you should read this book because it's a great book!

Kelly D. is a student in Mrs. Merha's 2nd Grade Class
2003-2004