The April issue of readergirlz is now online. This month’s book is On Pointe (Affiliate Link) by Lorie Ann Grover, a verse novel about a ballet dancer who finds herself getting too tall for her passion. As April is National Poetry Month, a verse novel is an especially appropriate choice. My local library system has only one copy of On Pointe, and that copy is on hold for someone distinctly not me. That’s good; it means it’s getting read! None of the local bookstores have it, either; I just ordered it from Amazon, and expect to have it read by mid-month.
This month’s issue of readergirlz includes a playlist, community challenge, slideshow, party ideas, discussion questions, author interview, and recommended reads. The first song on the playlist, “Video” (Affiliate Link) by India Arie, is one of my favorite songs in recent years.
For more books about dancers, take a look at Little Willow’s I Am a Dancer booklist. To read about real-life dance experiences, read her article Dance Dreams.