Dancing in the Wings

Written by Debbie Allen • Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Reviewed by Harper S. (age 8)

A young girl named Sassy is too tall and her big feet make it difficult to dance in the school recital. Unfortunately, her brother never stops teasing her about her big feet. Fortunately, she never gives up.

My favorite part was when Sassy got chosen for the main part in her school recital. I felt happy about her good luck. I really like the illustrations in this book. They were very detailed and colorful. Dancing in the Wings gave me a chance to believe that I, too, can be a great ballerina.

I recommend this book to readers who want more stories about ballet.

Harper S. is a student in Mrs. Zimmerman's 2nd Grade Class
2003-2004