Stompin' at the Savoy The Story of Norma Miller
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Publisher: Candlewick Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Through extensive interviews with jazz dancer Norma Miller, acclaimed author and filmmaker Alan Govenar captures the vitality, wry humor, and indomitable spirit of an American treasure. When she was just five years old, in 1924, Norma Miller knew just what she wanted to do for the rest of her life: she wanted to dance. It was the Jazz Age, the Harlem Renaissance, and Norma lived behind New York's Savoy Ballroom, the only dance hall in a still-segregated America where blacks and whites could mingle on the same mahogany floor. It was in this majestic "home of happy feet" that twelve-year-old Norma first brought the house down, swing-stepping with Twist Mouth George, one of the premier More...
Jaime Adoff, son of Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff, is a professional musician with several CDs to his credit. This is his first book. Martin French is an award-winning artist.
FRANCIS EDWARD ABERNETHY is professor emeritus of English at Stephen F. Austin State University and former Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society. PATRICK B. MULLEN is professor of English at Ohio State University. ALAN GOVENAR is president of Documentary Arts and a writer, folklorist, photographer, and filmmaker.
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