Dancing in the Wings

From big feet to dancing the role of a lifetime, Dancing in the Wings is a modern day fairy tale by dancer Debbie Allen. Sassy is taller than her fellow dancers, has bigger feet and an attitude to match her name, but still she feels like the ugly duckling.  Yet dreams do come true.  Kadir Nelson illustrates this ballet story.

Try comparing this story with a classic version of “The Ugly Duckling”.

About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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