In New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers's final 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 follows the meteoric rise of an immensely talented young black dancer, William Henry Lane, who influenced today's tap, jazz dance, and step. 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, as well as an afterword from Walter Dean Myers's wife, Constance Myers, about the writing process of Juba!
There are 208 pages in this book. It is a novel. This book was published 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers Inc .
Walter Dean Myers is an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry for young people. His many titles include the Newbery Honor Books Scorpions and Somewhere in the Darkness, and the Caldecott Honor Book Harlem in collaboration with his son Christopher, who also worked with him on Monster. Walter Dean Myers grew up in Harlem and now lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.