Capoeira: Game! Dance! Martial Art!
by George Ancona
Published by Lee & Low , 2007
With origins in Brazil, capoeira has become widespread in the United States and other countries among both children and adults. A blend of dance and martial art, participants compete to outmaneuver each other in a graceful exchange performed to musical accompaniment that establishes the rhythm of each game. George Ancona’s appealing, high-interest photodocumentary offers insight into both the movements and the music in capoeira, as well as its history and traditions. Ancona’s photos and narrative follow a group of young students here in the United States, as well as their instructors, who journey to Brazil in order to learn and to teach. © Cooperative Children's Book Center