In New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers's last 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 is based on the true story of the meteoric rise of an immensely talented young black dancer, William Henry Lane, who influenced today's tap, jazz, and step dancing. 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 and an afterword from Walter Dean Myers's wife about the writing process of Juba!
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Juba's drive and determination despite the difficult circumstances he faced will appeal to many readers, and the vibrant descriptions of the entertainment world are a good choice for readers who have a interest in theater or dance.
Myers has a tremendous body of work, but this may well be his last published book, so definitely travel back in time and dance with Juba!