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Juba! - by  Walter Dean Myers (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
Juba! - by  Walter Dean Myers (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
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  • In New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers's final novel, he delivers a gripping story based on the life of a real dancer known as "Master Juba," who lived in the nineteenth century.This engaging historical novel follows the meteoric rise of an immensely talented young black dancer, William Henry Lane, who influenced today's tap, jazz dance, and step.
  • 208 Pages
  • Young Adult Fiction, People & Places

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In Five Points, New York, in the 1840s, African American teenager William Henry "Juba" Lane works hard to achieve his dream of becoming a professional dancer but his real break comes when he is invited to perform in England. Based on the life of Master Juba; includes historical note.



Book Synopsis



In New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers's final novel, he delivers a gripping story based on the life of a real dancer known as "Master Juba," who lived in the nineteenth century.

This engaging historical novel follows the meteoric rise of an immensely talented young black dancer, William Henry Lane, who influenced today's tap, jazz dance, and step. With meticulous and intensive research, Walter Dean Myers has brought to life Juba's story.

The novel includes photographs, maps, and other images from Juba's time, as well as an afterword from Walter Dean Myers's wife, Constance Myers, about the writing process of Juba!



Review Quotes




"Myers' moving prose captures the dizzying speed with which the immensely talented Juba's star eventually rises. Poignant, revealing period fiction about race and art in pre-Civil War America." -- Kirkus Reviews

"An intriguing glimpse into America's past." -- Booklist

"[A] rich story." -- Publishers Weekly


Dimensions (Overall): 7.8 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .35 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13 Years
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: People & Places
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Theme: African American, United States
Format: Paperback
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Language: English
Street Date: October 11, 2016
TCIN: 51279951
UPC: 9780062112736
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-3906
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.6 inches length x 5.3 inches width x 7.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.35 pounds
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