¡Olé! Flamenco

By The Diamond in the Window

I came upon [nine-year-old] Chestnut reading [¡Olé! Flamenco] . Not once, not twice, but over and over. Also piping in with useful facts about Flamenco whenever such facts were needed (which ended up being often). Also stomping around the kitchen a bit. All of which made me remember that in fact I am a grownup, and while I sort of think I know everything, I really don’t. I don’t know how exciting it is to read about something new you never heard of before when you are 9, I don’t know much about the origins of Flamenco, I don’t (or didn’t) know where the Romany people originally came from. I knew nothing about how excellent this book was going to be for Chestnut. —The Diamond in the Window