Dance is also a literacy. It involves understanding, communicating, and expression. It also encompasses viewing, listening, reading, speaking, and writing to comprehend dance knowledge.
We posted books about the Black male experience in dance, fiction and non-fiction.
This month on PBS discover the legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey whose dances center on the Black American experience with grace, strength and beauty. The documentary featuring previously unheard audio interviews with Ailey, interviews with those close to him and an intimate glimpse into the Ailey studios today.
The following books are in this post:
Langley, Kaija, and Mallett, Keith, illustrator. When Langston Dances. First edition.. New York: Denene Millner Books, 2021. Print.
Pinkney, Andrea Davis., and Pinkney, J. Brian ill. Alvin Ailey. 1st ed.. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1993. Print.
Cline-Ransome, Lesa., and Ransome, James, illustrator. My Story, My Dance : Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young readers, 2015. Print.
Allman, John Robert, Lozano, Luciano, illustrator, and American Ballet Theatre. Boys Dance! First edition.. New York: Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 2020. Print.
Before we get into that question, we wanted to feature author David Miller's Book Chef Toussaint. This book is the story of a master chef who uses his family recipes to create award-winning dishes. The book also features some recipes from the story, tips on how to cook, and safety in the kitchen.
Back to the question that was a debate a few weeks ago...
Check out the follow incredible Black male chefs on IG and then reask that question:
Representation is everything.
Chef Roble @chefroble
EDubble Catering @edubblecatering
Trap Kitchen Truck @trapkitchenpdx
Dariius Williams @dariouscook
WE ARE HERE will provide you book reviews, discussions, news, and programming about literature and literacy by and about Black males. This site will also feature vlog conversations on topics related to the promoting literacy and voice for Black boys and young men.