Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 3.4
Lexile® Measure: AD700L
Guided Reading: M
- Historical Fiction
- City Life
- Determination and Perseverance
- African American
About This Book
On March 12, 1926, the doors of the Savoy Ballroom swung open in Harlem. It was a night to remember, when blacks and whites, rich and poor, all came together to dance!
This inspiring story of the world-famous dancing palace and home of the Lindy Hoppers is told from a father to his son, Happy Feet. It's Happy Feet's favorite story; after all, he was born on the very night the Savoy opened. And he hopes that one day he'll make his own dancing debut at the legendary ballroom...because with a lot of hard work and a little Savoy magic, anything is possible.
Includes an author's note with biographies of Swing Era dancers.