High-interest topic of dance; At-level fiction for girl readers; Dance featured as an athletic sport; Diverse main characters; Teamwork focus; First-person point of view
Margaret Gurevich is the author of many books for kids and tweens, including Capstone's Academy of Dance series and their award-winning Chloe by Design Series. She has also written for Sport Illustrated Kids, National Geographic Kids, and Penguin Young Readers. When not writing, she loves spending time with her husband and son. To learn more about her and her books, please visit www.margiewrites.com. Claire Almon lives and works in warm and sunny Atlanta, Georgia, and holds a BFA in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design, as well as an MFA in animation from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has worked on a variety of projects for clients including American Greetings, Netflix, and Cartoon Network and has taught character design at Savannah College of Art and Design. Thanks to her training in both illustration and animation, Claire specializes in creating fun, dynamic characters full of life and wit and works in a variety of styles and mediums including watercolor, pen and ink, pastel, and digital. When not making art, Claire enjoys dancing, napping, hanging out with her friends, and being an aunt to her six nieces.