Dancing with Daddy

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$17.99  $16.73
Two Lions
Publish Date
8.82 X 11.1 X 0.55 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Anitra Rowe Schulte is the author of Dancing with Daddy, which won the Christopher Award and the Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award. She has worked as a journalist for The Kansas City Star and the Sun-Times News Group, as a staff writer for Chicago Public Schools, and as a publicist. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and their three daughters. Visit her at www.anitraroweschulte.com or @anitraschulte on Twitter.

Born deaf and raised in sunny island, Singapore, Ziyue pronounced as Zzz yuair, lives with her husband and her two darling children. Her life goal has been to have an emotional connection with those who view her work. She loves visualizing stories through illustrations, working on mostly children's books that resonate with her personal life experience.

"Refreshingly, Elsie's disability is seamlessly presented as simply another aspect of family life...As she swings and sways in her father's arms, her forehead against his, their love is palpable; Chen's illustrations fairly glow with affection...A heartwarming portrayal of a family embracing disability." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[Anitra] Rowe Schulte uses accessible, rhythmic language...conveying Elsie's thoughts in pink- and red-colored text. Light-filled digital illustrations by [Ziyue] Chen make use of differing angles and dynamic shots, emphasizing the love the family has for one another." --Publishers Weekly

"This sweet story is a great addition to any diverse and inclusive library." --TODAY

"In this unforgettable debut, Schulte presents an inclusive story that highlights the special bond between father and daughter...With sparkling, colorful illustrations that capture Elsie's expressions and the story's warmth, this heartfelt story is a must-read." --Booklist

"A thoroughly charming and original picture book with a very special message for young readers..." --Midwest Book Review