From the title of this post, you might think I am saying that something has ended. Oh contrair; it is just beginning! In the delightful new book, This is It, one young dancer gets the advice needed to try out for an audition. She is reminder to stand tall, face center, feel the beat, find her rhythm and dance. The story does not give a name to the character which helps the reader realize that this could be anyone's story. As both the author and illustrator, Daria Peoples-Riley, captures the thoughts of the young dancer, but presents them as if the dancers shadow or conscience is mirroring what is already known. This is a great read for young readers, and reminds us all that life can sometimes feel like an audition, but one in which we are already prepared! Click the link to purchase.

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