by Joe Hayes
with illustrations from Mauricio Trenard Sayago
For Joe Hayes, the most magical thing about telling stories is the bond that it forms with his listeners, especially with children. "Once you’ve told someone a story," Joe says, "you’re no longer a stranger." That's how Joe feels now when he travels back and forth to Cuba to exchange stories with Cuban storytellers: that he's no longer a stranger. His stories have made him a friend on the island and his book, Dance, Nana, Dance has garnered important awards and attention.
Recipient of the Ninth Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award
Américas Book Award honor book
Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2009