Music for Alice

by Allen Say

This story is about.....an Asian girl growing up in the United States

A girl named Alice loves to dance, but does not have the opportunity to dance much during her life. First, she is young and busy in school, then onto getting married, then earning a living and raising a family. As she gets older she realizes she still wants to dance. Alice can now dance because there is nothing and no one holding her back, so dance she does!
Music for Alice

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