This book was inspired by Ava Holloway and Kennedy George, two ballerinas. Their photos were taken by Marcus Ingram and Julia Rendleman in front of the monument of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, in Richmond, Virginia. Ultimately, those photographs went viral, and this moment propelled the duo into a summer of activism and dance. Posed in traditional ballet attire, the friends had no idea that a chance encounter at the Lee Monument would catapult them into the spotlight while serving as a beacon of hope for millions of young activists around the world.
Author: Ava Holloway & Amanda L. Lynch Illustrator: Bonnie Lemaire Paperback, 29 pages Published 2020 Grade Levels: K-8 SEL Focus: Resilience, Affirmations, Mindfulness