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Arella's Repertoire: Dancer in Rose


Meet Dancer in Rose: Inspired by her life in Miami, the ten-year-old girl keeps the mid-1960s alive by reciting diary entries that she recorded with care, celebrating a fifth-grader’s world:

"We had a little art lesson. For extra credit I turned in the Greek gods that I sculpted with soap. At the park Rita and I chanted witch verses. They go: 'Ish ka bibaly, olton dolton, bo bo ba de tan dot an, wa bash ba do.' Everyone thought we were casting a spell." (Arella's Repertoire, p. 6): http://bit.ly/arellasrepertoire

#sixties #fiction #counterculture #diary #Miami #Florida

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