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 Dancing with Daddy
 Author: Schulte, Anitra Rowe

 Publisher:  Two Lions (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 790318 ISBN: 9781542007191
 Ages: 3-6 Grades: K-1

 Dance -- Fiction
 Father-daughter relationship -- Fiction
 People with disabilities -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Elsie can't wait to go to her first father-daughter dance. She picked out the perfect dress and has been practicing swirling and swaying in her wheelchair. Elsie's heart pirouettes as she prepares for her special night. But when a winter storm comes, she wonders if she'll get the chance to spin and dance her way to a dream come true.

 Illustrator: Chen, Ziyue

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (08/15/21)

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Booklist - 12/01/2021 In this unforgettable debut, Schulte presents an inclusive story that highlights the special bond between father and daughter. Elsie is a nonverbal girl whose eagerness for an upcoming father-daughter dance is palpable. As presented in the author’s note at the beginning, the book is inspired by Schulte’s three daughters. Like one of those daughters, Elsie has Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS), which the author briefly but informatively explains. The story covers Elsie’s preparation for the dance and introduces readers to the tools that Elsie uses every day, including a book where she chooses words to communicate by touching pictures. Throughout the story, Schulte captures Elsie’s interactions with her family in a straightforward manner, including dinnertime, during which Elsie is fed through a feeding tube. When heavy snow threatens to cancel Elsie’s highly anticipated dance, readers anxiously wait along with the girl to find out if she’ll be able to dance with Daddy in her perfectly chosen dress. With sparkling, colorful illustrations that capture Elsie’s expressions and the story’s warmth, this heartfelt story is a must-read. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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