This warm profile is of the singular Alvin Ailey, the African-American dancer, director, choreographer, and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT), one of the most successful dance companies in the world. His work fused theatre, modern dance, ballet, and jazz with black vernacular, creating hope-fueled choreography that continues to spread global awareness of black life in America.
- Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney
- Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
- Includes Brian Pinkney autographed bookplate