BLOOMING IN MOTION
by AMBER BARBEE PICKENS
Blooming in Motion is a coloring book celebrating Black history through the performing art of dance. The original illustrations honor 20 dance legends by paying tribute to the sacrifice, perseverance, fearlessness, discipline and eternal resilience throughout their life journeys. Dance and flowers are creatively combined to express motion and demonstrate a complete picture of celebration. Amber features one of her mentors, Debbie Allen, and she shared:
"I am so proud to be included in Amber’s Coloring Book. It is very important that young black and brown girls see images of themselves that they can celebrate.”
Amber has experienced the lack of representation in the arts throughout her journey, and wants to be a part of the positive change!