From the author of FELICIANA FEYDRA LEROUX, and the Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator of NATHANIEL TALKING, comes this warm story about a young African-American dancer. Mimi loves going to her mama's dance class. Especially when Mama lets her dance with the adults. Mimi is so proud of herself - her leotard, her rhythmic movement-she's just like Mama. Until one day, another little girl comes to dance class in a beautiful, fluffy pink tutu. Mimi no longer thinks her own leotard and dancing are so special. Luckily, Mimi's mama, aunts and grandmothers have the perfect solution. An exquisite handmade lapa skirt will make Mimi shine-and connect her to her African heritage and family traditions.