Norma knew from being a little girl that all she ever wanted to do was dance. Growing up in Harlem, life was tough - her father died before she was born and her mother worked long hours to keep the family together. But Norma's desire to be a dancer never faltered, inspiring her to overcome racism and poverty and become a world famous dancer and choreographer. This inspiring tale is brought vividly to life by black and white illustrations by prize-winning artist Martin French.
Alan Govenar is an artist, filmmaker, folklorist and renowned scholar of the blues. He lives in Texas, USA. Martin French is an award-winning artist who has provided illustrations for the 2005 Grammy Awards, for jazz festivals and for several children's books including The Scarecrow's Dance and Sophisticated Ladies. He lives in Oregon, USA.