Not So Black and White

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Born in The Netherlands, Alexis Wilson was dancing as soon as she learned to walk. After moving to New York City she became the youngest apprentice in The Dance Theater of Harlem and quickly moved on to became a featured dancer in the Emmy Award winning television special, "Blues and Gone." After appearing as a dancer in the Francis Ford Coppola film, "The Cotton Club" she graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University, moved to Europe and continued her dance career. Upon her return to The States she teamed with Peter Wise and Associates and began casting national commercials and theater productions like the Broadway smash hit, "Smokey Joe's Café." In addition to writing a full-length musical, a narrative tribute of her father's contributions for PBS television, and contributions to the books, "Before I Got Here: The Wondrous Things We Hear When We Listen to the Souls of Our Children" and "Not In My Family: AIDS in the African-American Community" she joyously celebrates life with her husband and two children.

Not So Black and White

Authored by Alexis Wilson
Foreword by Blair Underwood

At the age of 11, Alexis Wilson is abandoned by her biological mother and about to enter a journey with her father and his male lover that would reveal to her the true power of love. In this remarkable memoir, Alexis reveals her mother's secret, growing up with same sex parents, her bi-racial heritage, and her life growing up in and around the Broadway and Ballet world. Her memoir crescendos to a powerful close as she's left with the prospect of two "parents" stricken with AIDS. She confronts the challenge with courage and leaves the reader filled with the infinite possibilities of the human spirit.

Publication Date:
0615568246 / 9780615568249
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Self-Help / General

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