Drumbeat in Our Feet

By Midwest Book Review

Author Patricia A. Keeler observed African dancers for weeks before writing Drumbeat in Our Feet, a picture book meant to convey the richness of African dance culture to young readers, Drumbeat in Our Feet is not a storybook per se, but rather an informational survey of the history of African dance tradition. From costumes and body painting associated with dance, to dances that honor spirits and ancestors, to types of musical instruments used, call-and-response songs, and much more, Drumbeat in Our Feet surveys all aspects of African dance. The exuberant color illustrations… bring to life the excitement of African dance in this wonderful, informative, and highly recommended picture book.