Dancing with Langston is a 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Finalist
in Multicultural Adult Fiction
“Dancing with Langston is one of the most beautiful debut novels I’ve had the pleasure of reading in years. It is a story that generously delivers black American history and culture, humor, a cast of vibrant, memorable characters, and a vivid portrait of one of the world’s most celebrated literary artists, Langston Hughes. It is a deeply moving story about the love of a daughter for a complex father and the importance of family–the ones we were born into and the ones we create and love. And about something we all have felt profoundly in our depths–the necessity and difficulty of following one’s dreams.” Charles Johnson, Middle Passage
About Dancing with Langston
Carrie, a business manager who wanted to be a dancer, has two commitments today. She promised her late father to move Cousin Ella, a former Paris café dancer, from her condemned Harlem apartment to a safe place. She’s also committed to catch a flight to Seattle with her husband for his new job. But Cousin Ella resists leaving the apartment where she’s had salons with Langston Hughes. She also has a mysterious gift that she wants Carrie to earn. If she does, a revelation about Carrie’s father and his cousin Langston Hughes will change her life.