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-Books for young adults about performance, performers, and being on stage. Singing, acting, playing music, comedy.+Books for young adults about performance, performers, and being on stage.
 +Mostly fiction, some nonfiction at the end of each section.
-Article in the [[:Category:Themes|Themes]] category.+Article in the [[:Category:Themes|Themes]] and [[:Category:Young Adult Nonfiction]] categories.
-== Fiction ==+== Dance ==
-Dancing in red shoes will kill you / by Dorian Cirrone - Sixteen-year-old Kayla, a ballet dancer, and her sister Paterson, an artist, are both helped and hindered by classmates as they confront sexism, conformity, and censorship at their high school for the arts while still managing to maintain their sense of humor.+
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?melting+season '''''The Melting Season'''''], by Celeste Conway - Giselle, the sheltered daughter of two famous ballet dancers, comes to terms with her relationships with both her late father and her mother, realizing some important truths that help her move forward both in her life and with her own dancing.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dancing+in+red+shoes+will+kill+you '''''Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You'''''], by Dorian Cirrone
-Dancer, by Lorri Hewett - Sixteen-year-old Stephanie struggles to perfect her ballet dancing as her classes are complicated by the introduction of a new male dancer.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?melting+season '''''The Melting Season'''''], by Celeste Conway
-House of Dance, by Beth Kephart - During one of her daily visits across town to visit her dying grandfather, fifteen-year-old Rosie discovers a dance studio that helps her find a way to bring her family members together.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dancer+hewett '''''Dancer'''''], by Lorri Hewett
-Dramarama, by E. Lockhart+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?house+of+dance '''''House of Dance'''''], by Beth Kephart
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?klepto '''''Klepto''''']. by Jenny Pollack - In 1981, fourteen-year-old Julie, a drama major at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, becomes best friends with an attractive new girl who introduces Julie to the exciting but dangerous world of shoplifting.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?confessions+of+a+backup+dancer '''''Confessions of a Backup Dancer'''''], by Anonymous, as told to Tucker Shaw
-Confessions of a Backup Dancer, by Anonymous, as told to Tucker Shaw+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?another+way+to+dance '''''Another way to dance'''''], by Martha Southgate
-Another way to dance, by Martha Southgate - Accepted at New York City's prestigious School of American Ballet, a delighted Vicki Harris commits herself to a dancing career but is disturbed when she and the school's only other African-American student are targeted with racism.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?young+dancers+apprenticeship '''''A Young Dancer's Apprenticeship : on Tour with the Moscow City Ballet'''''], by Olympia Dowd
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?poor+dancers+almanac '''''Poor Dancer's Almanac: Managing life and work in the Performing Arts'''''], edited by David R. White, Life Friedman, and Tia Tibbitts Levinson
 + 
 +== Acting, Theater & Spoken Word ==
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?drama+telgemeier '''''Drama'''''] by Raina Telgemeier
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?love+on+cue '''''Love on Cue'''''] by Catherine Hapka
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dramarama '''''Dramarama'''''], by E. Lockhart
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?klepto '''''Klepto''''']. by Jenny Pollack
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?zap+fleischman '''''Zap'''''], by Paul Fleischman
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?suite+scarlett '''''Suite Scarlett'''''], by Maureen Johnson
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?talk+koja '''''Talk'''''], by Kathe Koja
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?fame+glory+and+other+things '''''Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List'''''], by Janette Rallison
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?surviving+the+applewhites '''''Surviving the Applewhites'''''], by Stephanie Tolan
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?spoken+word+revolution '''''The Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip Hop & the Poetry of a New Generatio'''''], edited by Mark Eleveld - Examples and history of slam poetry, hip hop, performance artists, the Beat poets...with an accompanying CD.
 + 
 +== Singing & Playing Music ==
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?beige+castellucci '''''Beige'''''], by Cecil Castellucci
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?pop+princess '''''Pop Princess'''''], by Rachel Cohn
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?when+the+curtain+rises '''''When the Curtain Rises'''''], by Rachel Dunstan
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?diva+flinn '''''Diva'''''], by Alex Flinn
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?fat+kid+rules+the+world '''''Fat Kid Rules the World'''''], by K. L. Going
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?lemonade+mouth '''''Lemonade Mouth'''''], by Mark Peter Hughes
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?guitar+girl '''''Guitar Girl'''''], by Sarra Manning
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rock+star+superstar '''''Rock Star, Superstar'''''], by Blake Nelson
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?plastic+angel '''''Plastic Angel'''''], by Nerissa Nields
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?born+blue '''''Born Blue'''''], by Han Nolan
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sky+a+novel+in+3+sets '''''Sky: a Novel in Three Sets and an Encore'''''], by Roderick Townley
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?backstage+pass+triana '''''Backstage Pass'''''], by Gaby Triana
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?mozart+season '''''The Mozart Season'''''], by Virginia Euwer Wolff
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?when+the+black+girl+sings '''''When the Black Girl Sings'''''], by Bil Wright - Lahni struggles with being the only African American in her school - and in her family - but finds a new voice when she starts to sing in a church choir and at a school competition. *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?when+the+black+girl+sings '''''When the Black Girl Sings'''''], by Bil Wright - Lahni struggles with being the only African American in her school - and in her family - but finds a new voice when she starts to sing in a church choir and at a school competition.
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?good+enoug+yoo '''''Good Enough'''''], by Paula Yoo
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?trollbridge '''''Trollbridge, a Rock'n'Roll Fairy Tale'''''], by Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?complete+idiots+guide+to+playing+the+guitar '''''The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Guitar'''''], by Frederick Noad and [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?Guitar+Methods+Self+instruction '''other resources for learning to play the guitar, or play it better.''']
 +
 +== Performing Arts in General ==
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?it+chicks '''''It Chicks'''''], by Tia Williams
 +
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?overcoming+stage+fright '''''Overcoming Stage Fright in Everyday Life'''''], by Joyce Ashley
-== Non-fiction ==+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?speak+up+a+guide '''''Speak up! A Guide to Public Speaking'''''], by Patricia Sternberg
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?young+dancers+apprenticeship '''''A Young Dancer's Apprenticeship : on tour with the Moscow City Ballet'''''], by Olympia Dowd - An autobiography of a Canadian ballet student who, while still in her early teens, was offered the chance to study and tour with the Moscow City Ballet.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?how+to+be+your+own+booking+agent+the '''''How to be Your Own Booking Agent: a Performing Artist's guide to a Successful Touring Career'''''], by Jeri Goldstein
-== Websites ==+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?opportunities+in+performing+arts '''''Opportunities in Performing Arts Careers'''''], by Bonnie Bjorguine Bekken
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?back+stage+handbook+for+performing+artists '''''The Back Stage Handbook for Performing Artists: the How-to and Who-to-Contact Reference for Actors, Singers, and Dancers'''''], compiled and edited by Sherry Eaker
[[Category:Themes]] [[Category:Themes]]
 +[[:Category:Young Adult Nonfiction]]

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Books for young adults about performance, performers, and being on stage. Mostly fiction, some nonfiction at the end of each section.

Article in the Themes and Category:Young Adult Nonfiction categories.

Contents

Dance

Acting, Theater & Spoken Word

  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  • Zap, by Paul Fleischman
  • Talk, by Kathe Koja

Singing & Playing Music

  • Beige, by Cecil Castellucci
  • Diva, by Alex Flinn
  • When the Black Girl Sings, by Bil Wright - Lahni struggles with being the only African American in her school - and in her family - but finds a new voice when she starts to sing in a church choir and at a school competition.

Performing Arts in General

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