Picture Book Hour: Kaija Langley
Join us for a reading of When Langston Dances with picture book author Kaija Langley, followed by a Q&A!
Books purchased on the registration page will be signed by the author!
About Author Kaija Langley & the Book!
A young Black boy dreams of dancing in this exuberant, buoyant picture book celebrating the beauty of dance, and the wonder of Black Boy Joy—perfect for fans of Firebird and Crown!
Langston likes basketball okay, but what he loves is to dance—ever since he saw the Alvin Ailey Dance Company perform. He longs to twirl into a pirouette, whirl into a piqué. He wants to arabesque and attitude, grand battement and grand jeté. When he walks, the whole street is his stage.
With his neighborhood cheering him on, will Langston achieve his dream?
Kaija Langley writes books for young readers and lives in Cambridge, MA with her Beloved. She loves long road trips, singing at the top of her lungs, and breaking into dance wherever music moves her!