Thursday, June 11, 2009

Amiri & Odette: A Love Story, a poem by Walter Dean Myers, paintings by Javaka Steptoe

Abstract: Presents a modern, urban retelling in verse of the ballet in which brave Amiri falls in love with beautiful Odette and fights evil Big Red for her on the streets of the Swan Lake Projects.

Publisher: Scholastic Press, 37 p.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Javaka Steptoe's paintings are powerful. I appreciate Myers taking this story from ballet and moving it to the inner-city. I need more discussion to be convinced the text is as strong as the illustration.