Stompin' at the Savoy

The Story of Norma Miller

By Govenar, Alan

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ISBN
978-0-76362-244-2
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2006

Gr 3-6 This autobiography of a Lindy Hopper from the Harlem Renaissance era sizzles with spirit and swings with vitality. Miller was only five when she knew she wanted to be a dancer, and for a time she lived in an apartment behind the famous Savoy Ballroom. Dancing on the street with friends when she was 12, she caught the attention of the ballroom -s top dancer, Twist Mouth George, and soon found herself in contests and shows, eventually traveling throughout t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2006

In this lively narrative, Govenar records the life story of professional dancer Norma Miller, now in her late eighties. The daughter of West Indian immigrants, Miller was born in New York City less than a month after her father's death; Norma's mother was determined not to let poverty separate her from her two children. Five-year-old Norma caught the dancing bug listening to music at her mother's house-rent parties and watching,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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