Dancing the Tinikling

Written by Bobbie Peyton
Illustrated by Diobelle Cerna
Published by Sleeping Bear Press

“Jojo, come dance!” Lola calls, inviting him to leap between the clapping and slapping bamboo poles and dance the tinikling with her. Whirling, twirling, and singing in Tagalog, Jojo tries but trips. Lola dances between the two poles easily, the same way she dances between their American and Filipino cultures—Jojo knows that dance! And finally, spinning and hopping to the rhythm of his life, he’s dancing the tinikling! Part of the Own Voices, Own Stories Collection.

Primary ISBN: 9781534111967
Publication Date: August 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 06 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 2nd Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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Traditional Tinikling

Modern Tinikling