The photos in this book show children, teens and adults playing the martial art capoeira, a sport in which the players do not touch each other, and only their hands, feet—and sometimes their heads—touch the ground. Combining elements of dance and music, capoeira games are accompanied by traditional instruments.
Once banned in Brazil, capoeira is now played the world over, though it still retains its Brazilian roots. A glossary of Portuguese terms is included.
The action-packed photographs pull readers into this book where they can dip in at any point to learn more about the history, the moves, the schools and the traditional instruments used to accompany capoeira. A book reluctant readers will enjoy!
Reading Level: 8.6 (6.5-10.4).
Also good for reluctant readers.
Of interest to boys and girls.
This review has been acquired and adapted from CleanTeenReads.com.
This review was acquired from CleanTeenReads.com on May 15, 2014 and was not completed using Compass Book Ratings’ standardized checklist. Nevertheless, it contains useful content information which is included here. The overall number ratings have been approximated based on this information.
A small lithograph shows bare-breasted African women, not graphic
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