¡Olé! Flamenco

By The Horn Book Magazine

Ancona’s narration skillfully paces Janira’s preparation for performance with the history of flamenco-and the inextricably connected history of the Roma. . . . The songs told of the joys, loves, pain, sorrow, and in some cases misery” of Roma lives. These passions, or duende, are apparent in Ancona’s photographs, which capture the dancers’ and musicians’ expressive bodies and faces mid-gesture . . . the clear text and stunning photography shine.