Knockin' on Wood: Starring Peg Leg Bates (Paperback)
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An inspirational biography of Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates (1907-1998), an African American man who overcamethe hardship of losing a leg at age 12 and went on to become a world-renowned tap dancer.
"A credible introduction to a memorable and remarkably resolute dancer." - Publishers Weekly
"It's a very neat story, told briefly but effectively; the illustrations are full of movement and flair..." - Kirkus Reviews
"Barasch's watercolor-and-ink cartoon paintings capture the poverty of the dancer's early life, the adulation of his fans, and his joyous love of dancing. Vignettes across a spread depict him performing typical tap steps in his own unique way." - School Library Journal