Morris’ visionary manifesto...models the gentle, rehabilitative approach she urges teachers to use in educating black and brown girls. Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues presents thoughtful solutions...and persuades that a...creative spirit ought to be brought to bear on the struggles faced by black and brown girls in schools today ... Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues is a vital, generous and sensitively reasoned argument for how we might transform American schools to better educate black and brown girls.
Morris...condenses decades of experience into a diagnosis and a prescription for an educational system she identifies as failing black and brown girls ... Morris skillfully argues that, instead, schools need to create a healing environment ... This is a carefully crafted, heartfelt, solution-oriented source for educators and policy makers.