Born to Dance: Celebrating the Wonder of Childhood

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Teens and Tweens will love reflecting on these exuberant photographs of youngsters displaying their enthusiasm through dance. The colorful subjects of these photos seem to fly as they express their unrestrained glee through their expressive movements. Dance photographer Jordan Matter captures the joy of dance in the dancers’ dynamic whirling movements. The photos are accompanied with short text pieces by the author discussing his family or some of the participants describing how dance became their primary form of communication. The author touches on the growing pains that accompany evolution. He encourages youth to treat their mistakes and defeats as learning experiences; he stresses that overcoming failure is the recipe for growth. After all, how would one develop problem-solving skills without overcoming problems? Along with the dynamic and vibrant illustrations of kids from diverse backgrounds and different locales, adolescent anxieties such as isolation, fitting in, nerdiness, and other fears are explored. Love radiates throughout this volume celebrating the wonder of childhood, the excitement of discoveries, and the delight in being silly.

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Author Jordan Matter
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Workman Publishing Company
Publish Date 2018-Oct-16
ISBN 9781523505494
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Issue January 2019
Category Art, Architecture & Photography


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